Democrats and Republicans seem to agree: The 2015 Legislature will finally build a serious education budget and pass a comprehensive plan to get it done.
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Nevada’s political establishment may think the recent Tesla incentive deal is the greatest thing since the repeal of the state’s usury law to attract a giant credit-card processing center to town, but outside the Silver State, the reaction is a bit more jaundiced.
The Senate’s initial vote last week on a proposed constitutional amendment to allow Congress to regulate campaign fundraising and spending was somewhat confusing: It passed 79-18, well in excess of the 60 votes needed to begin debate, and the 66 needed for final passage.
A slow-moving first day at the Tesla special session lasted until well after dark. It looks like another long one today, too.
In a completely foreseeable development, at least one other company is now asking for incentives to expand its existing Nevada operation.
What is state government for?
Opponents of gay marriage argued in court Monday that it would lead to family breakdowns, but advocates for equality said those arguments don’t hold legal or logical water.
President Barack Obama, who promised he’d act alone on immigration reform by the end of summer if Republicans failed to pass a comprehensive bill, now says he’ll wait until after November’s elections.
On Monday, in Courtroom 1 of the James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse on Seventh Street in San Francisco, the final steps in repealing Nevada’s 12-year-old ban on gay marriage are scheduled to begin.
During the opening news conference at the annual National Clean Energy Summit, U.S. Sen. Harry Reid let slip the real agenda.
It’s still all good — it’s just not as good as we originally said.
A quick roundup of some politically noteworthy things that happened while I was enjoying at little R&R.
Republican attorney Becky Harris is challenging fellow lawyer and state Senate District 9 incumbent Justin Jones, D-Las Vegas, in a race that could determine which party controls the state Senate.
As predictable as the Earth’s revolution around the sun is the reaction of Las Vegas to the prick of an outsider’s pen.
Nevada’s congressional delegation was divided late last month when the House voted 225-201 to sue President Barack Obama for allegedly violating his constitutional duties by delaying a key provision of the Affordable Care Act.
Nobody should blame Tesla Motors for seeking big bucks from the state of Nevada in exchange for building its $5 billion “gigafactory” in an industrial park not far from Reno.
In late May 2013, news spread like wildfire through the Legislative Building that one-time power broker Harvey Whittemore had been convicted of making illegal campaign contributions to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
The inevitable question one takes away from a conversation with congressional candidate and Nevada Assemblyman Cresent Hardy is this: How was this guy ever the liberal in the Republican primary?
Congressmen Joe Heck and Mark Amodei are among the 11 Republicans who stood against their party’s majority last week in voting to continue action which lets otherwise law-abiding illegal immigrants whose parents brought them to America avoid deportation.
Nevada, like many places in America, badly needs a strong, vibrant, high-profile chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
Instead of voting to authorize a legally questionable, highly dubious lawsuit against President Barack Obama, they could have stood up, said enough is enough, and voted no.
Never let it be said that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid — and his top staffers — ignore my blog, SlashPolitics.
The last time we checked in with the anti-Education Initiative crowd, they were touting studies that predicted Las Vegas would look pretty much as it did in Resident Evil: Apocalypse if voters OK’d the measure.
The good news is, an elected official in Southern Nevada finally found the courage to call for a tax increase to pay for a public need.