Politics + Government

Sisolak slams Trump effort to dump protections for pre-existing conditions

BY: - June 21, 2018

Efforts by President Trump and Congressional Republicans to eliminate the Affordable Care Act’s coverage of pre-existing conditions could put as many as 1.2 million Nevadans at risk, according to government estimates.  Democratic candidate for governor, Steve Sisolak, says the reversal would threaten Nevada’s most vulnerable, including 160,000 children and 270,000 senior citizens. Sisolak defended the […]

Cortez Masto: Trump started it, and executive order doesn’t fix it

BY: - June 20, 2018

President Donald Trump “caved” – as the New York Times put it – to pressure and signed an executive order to end policy that was separating families at the border, but Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is not impressed. Trump’s order “still enforces his cruel immigration policy that prosecutes parents fleeing violence to protect their […]


Guest op-ed: Nevada voting rights progress is on the line

BY: - June 20, 2018

For too long, politicians have been putting up barriers to voting and making it harder for people to exercise their constitutional rights. In 2017, Jason Kander founded Let America Vote to create political consequences for politicians who engage in voter suppression. Across the country this year, we’re finding the politicians who are making it harder […]

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Sisolak to Laxalt: Tell Trump to stop it

BY: , and - June 19, 2018

Several Republicans on the Nevada ballot this fall began to break their silence Monday about the prison-like camps holding immigrant children separated from their parents at the southern border. However, they did not call for the Trump administration to immediately end its family separation policy. Instead, echoing the president, Nevada Republican candidates suggested that the […]

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The downside of pushing economic development

BY: - June 17, 2018

“Average hourly earnings have increased by nearly 20% since January 2007,” reads one of the charts presented to state economic forecasters by the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) earlier this month. “Tesla Update! Going Strong!” added a graphic presented by the Reno-based Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN). Like LVGEA, EDAWN is part […]


Laxalt runs ad that has nothing to do with your life

BY: - June 13, 2018

The morning after both men won their respective gubernatorial primaries, Republican Adam Laxalt’s campaign rushed out an ad going straight for a multi-million dollar judgment Democratic opponent Steve Sisolak won at taxpayers’ expense a dozen years ago (via @SteveSebelius): A few things: First, Sisolak’s case centered in large part on whether there had been a […]


Daily Current: Progressives. Not so much.

BY: - June 13, 2018

On the bright side (where the Current is always looking)… There will be plenty of time for navel-gazing and post-mortems on the crushing defeat suffered by Nevada progressives Tuesday. (Perhaps the editor of the Current will write a column about it.) But as, ahem, someone Tweeted late Tuesday night, let’s remember that four years ago […]

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Sisolak pivots to Laxalt

BY: and - June 13, 2018

Steve Sisolak campaigned saying he was the only Democrat who could beat Republican Adam Laxalt in the race for governor. Now he’ll get his chance. Sisolak defeated fellow Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani  in Tuesday’s Democratic gubernatorial primary. With still some votes to be counted, Sisolak had an impressive 12-point lead over “Chris G.” The […]

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Horsford gets a rematch

BY: - June 12, 2018

“It’s not just about Trump,” Steven Horsford said Tuesday night. Horsford defeated a crowded field of Democrats to get a chance to win back the congressional seat he lost four years ago. And he’ll be running against the same opponent: Former congressman Cresent Hardy also won his Republican primary Tuesday. Horsford was the first African-American […]

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Despite defeat, Langford and supporters hopeful for reform

BY: - June 12, 2018

Robert Langford entered the race for District Attorney at the last minute, when the “progressive” candidate suddenly backed out of challenging incumbent Steve Wolfson.  The uphill battle proved insurmountable. Wolfson defeated Langford handily. But Langford’s supporters said the cause isn’t lost. “Sometimes a candidate doesn’t have to win the race to make a difference,” says […]


Daily Current: After these campaigns we’re all going to need rehab

BY: - June 12, 2018

The general election starts tomorrow. Steven Horsford is expected to win his Democratic primary for U.S. House. But there are a lot of candidates in that race, which means stuff can happen, and if there’s a race that keeps people up late, don’t be shocked if it’s CD4. (There, I’ve just assured that AP will […]


Why Reid is wrong about Giunchigliani

BY: - June 11, 2018

Harry Reid, according to the New York Times, told EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock that if Chris Giunchigliani is the Democratic nominee for governor, the casino industry would rush to support Republican Adam Laxalt, and also work to defeat Democratic legislators. If there is one thing Nevada can always rely on when it comes to […]