Politics + Government

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Nevada official touts strengthened defense against election hacking

BY: - September 20, 2018

As Air Force One was en route to Las Vegas Thursday, Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske reassured Nevada voters that Russians will have a hard time meddling with Nevada’s elections — at least the voting part. OK, Cegavske didn’t single out Russians specifically. But she did release a statement announcing “that all 17 county […]


Microcommentary: Heller’s “hiccup”

BY: - September 20, 2018

Sen. Sycophant. On a call with Very Important Republicans, Nevada sort of important Republican Dean Heller could not stop gushing about how “great” Donald Trump is, and dismissed the allegations against Brett “Biff” Kavanaugh as a “hiccup” (NYT, Indy). All Republicans have to do is bend over and drink a glass of water upside down, […]


Environmental groups praise NV Energy but are mixed on Question 3

BY: - September 20, 2018

Clean energy advocates turned out en masse to a meeting of the Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday to heap praise upon NV Energy for promising to invest more in renewables. Back in June, NV Energy unveiled its latest “integrated resource plan” — a lengthy, wonky document it is required to submit to its regulatory body […]


Heller, Laxalt have slim leads in Reuters/Ipsos poll

BY: - September 19, 2018

Nevada Republican candidates have an edge over Democrats at the top of the ballot in a Reuters/Ipsos/UVA Center for Politics Poll released Wednesday. Nevada U.S Senator Dean Heller held a 3-percentage-point lead over Democratic U.S Representative Jacky Rosen among likely voters, 49 percent to 46 percent. Heller is the only Republican senator defending a seat […]

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Heller’s Kavanaugh position fraught with peril

BY: - September 18, 2018

U.S. Senator Dean Heller is already on shaky ground with women voters, according to one poll.  Now, allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault a young woman during his high school years could further erode support for Heller among Nevada women. Kavanaugh and his accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, are set […]

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Voter registration drives in Nevada may become a thing of the past

BY: - September 17, 2018

Fifty days remain until Election Day; 33 until early voting begins. Between now and then, Nevadans will be subjected to political campaigns and advertisements pushing not only the candidates and ballot initiatives but the act of civic engagement itself. Canvassers with clipboards will be approaching them in grocery store parking lots and going door-to-door: Are […]

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Report: Laxalt, Duncan cost Nevadans $8 million in overtime

BY: - September 14, 2018

Nevada workers who earn between roughly $24,000 and $48,000 annually are losing out on $8 million a year in overtime wages, according to a new report. The report from the National Employment Law Project Action Fund blames gubernatorial candidate Attorney General Adam Laxalt and Laxalt’s former deputy, Wes Duncan, who hopes to replace him, for leading […]


Bundy, Hansen, and Lord, oh my

BY: - September 11, 2018

A couple-three observations from the Reno Gazette Journal/Suffolk University poll released Tuesday… Third party candidates are notorious for performing better in polls than in elections. People who tell pollsters they support third party candidates tend to have a gut check in the ballot booth, and end up voting for the candidate who seems to most […]

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Horsford, DCCC to unleash $1 million TV ads

BY: - September 10, 2018

In his first television advertisement, scheduled to begin airing Wednesday, Steven Horsford unloads on congressional Republicans for giving tax breaks to “billionaires and big corporations” at the expense of everyone else.  “We can’t let them win,” he says in the 30 second spot, “A Good Job.” The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Horsford’s campaign is […]

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The attacks on Ford aren’t about Ford: Why the AG race matters

BY: - September 9, 2018

A bunch of mining industry guys from California and their California bankers and California lawyers decided in the 19th century to put Nevada’s capital in a mining camp, and Nevada has just left it sitting there ever since. As a result, like the overwhelming majority of my fellow Nevadans, my contact with the Nevada Legislature […]

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A day without the ACA…

BY: - September 7, 2018

Opponents to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court are genuinely, and not unreasonably, concerned that the court could ultimately overturn the Affordable Care Act altogether. Seizing on provisions in the Trump-Republican tax bill that eliminated the individual mandate from the Affordable Care Act, several red states have launched what amount to legal challenges to […]

Horsford, Ford promise to protect DREAMers

BY: - September 7, 2018

Steven Horsford’s mother immigrated to New York from Trinidad when she was 12 years old. His grandmother worked two jobs as a housekeeper to support her family before falling ill and being hospitalized. Horsford was 9 weeks old. His mother was still a teenager, not yet 18. Eventually overstaying her visa to be with Horsford’s […]