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Yes, Buffett and company have to eat No on 3 campaign costs

BY: - November 16, 2018

The fight over Question 3, an amendment that would have effectively deregulated the state’s electric industry, resulted in nearly $100 million in combined campaign spending by business interests, including $63.6 million by opponents, nearly all of it paid by NV Energy.   So who picks up that $63.6 million tab? Not customers, according to the […]

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Cortez Masto will almost assuredly do this better than Ensign did

BY: - November 15, 2018

With the 2018 election barely a week old, no doubt many of you would prefer to put off thinking about the 2020 election cycle. Catherine Cortez Masto doesn’t have that luxury. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer announced Thursday that he’s named the Nevada senator to chair the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee for the 2020 cycle. […]

Las Vegas City Council members

Las Vegas asks to raise taxes, fees to take on homelessness crisis

BY: - November 15, 2018

At an October Las Vegas City Council meeting, city officials agreed more needs to be done to address homelessness in Southern Nevada, and there isn’t enough money to do it. So the council is asking the state Legislature for permission to raise an estimated $20 million in new taxes and fees. The council voted to request […]

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Frierson names Assembly leaders

BY: - November 14, 2018

Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson, who was elected to retain his position as speaker by the Democratic caucus last week, Wednesday announced Democratic Assembly leadership positions for the 2019 legislative session.  Steve Yeager of Las Vegas will be Frierson’s speaker pro tempore. Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson of Las Vegas was named the elected majority leader. Additional appointments […]

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‘Yes on 6’ calls on 2019 Legislature to raise renewable standard

BY: - November 14, 2018

‘Yes on 6’ wants to avoid becoming ‘Yes on 3.’ Nevadans voted “yes” last week on Question 6 — a ballot initiative that would require electric utilities to acquire at least 50 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2030. Because it amends the Nevada Constitution, the ballot measure must be approved by voters […]


Commissioner-elect claims no conflict on Red Rock

BY: - November 14, 2018

The headline on the Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial reads “New commissioner should recuse himself on Blue Diamond Hill development”.   The editorial goes on to question why Save Red Rock, a citizens group represented by Clark County commissioner-elect Justin Jones, announced after the election it’s dropping its lawsuit against the County and Jim Rhodes’ Gypsum […]


Rosen hopes to buck political polarization

BY: - November 9, 2018

  Despite the deep political polarization in Washington and the nation, U.S Senator-elect Jacky Rosen thinks there are areas where both parties can work together. Meeting with reporters Friday, Rosen said there are issues both parties can agree to work on, mentioning her involvement in the Problem Solvers Caucus as a representative in the House. […]


Las Vegas topped campaign ad spending in U.S.; so where did the money go?

BY: - November 9, 2018

Campaign spending on traditional media in Las Vegas topped the nation in the 2018 midterm, and Nevada ranked second in TV and radio advertising, with local stations in Las Vegas reaping $103 million in revenue, according to a report from Advertising Analytics.   But how much of that money remains in the state economy?  Likely […]

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Atkinson picked to lead state Senate Democrats

BY: - November 8, 2018

Days after the 2018 midterm elections, the Nevada Senate Democratic Caucus announced state Sen. Kelvin Atkinson was unanimously elected as its next majority leader. Atkinson, who was elected to the Assembly in 2002, became the first openly gay African American to serve in the Nevada legislature when he came out in 2013. He inherits the position […]

Washoe Dems

Election takeaways: Washoe blues, rural-urban divide deepens

BY: - November 8, 2018

Nevada academics wasted no time jumping into an election post mortem. The Brookings Institute held a post-election panel discussion Wednesday where they analyzed the previous night’s “blue wave,” in which Democrats claimed victory in almost all statewide races. Panelists included Brookings Mountain West Executive Director Robert Lang, UNLV political science professor David Damore, Brookings fellow […]


Ordinance to protect homeowners called “anti-development”

BY: - November 7, 2018

City Councilman Steve Seroka, who says he was prompted to run for office because of the dispute over plans to convert the Badlands Golf Course near Alta and Rampart into residential development, says he’s hoping to avoid similar battles in the future. The measure would require developers to ascertain the impacts of their proposals before […]

Nevada goes blue, elects Sisolak, Rosen

BY: , and - November 7, 2018

The blue wave that failed to wash over America showed up in Nevada, albeit a few hours late. Democrats Steve Sisolak and Jacky Rosen defeated Republicans Adam Laxalt and Dean Heller. Sisolak’s victory marked the first time in 24 years a Nevada Democrat has won a race for governor. Heller’s defeat marked the first time […]