Small-business backers of a proposed 2 percent margins tax on Nevada companies on Wednesday launched their campaign to promote the “Education Initiative,” or Question 3 on the Nov. 4 ballot.
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Top Republican leaders said Monday the decision where to hold the party’s 2016 national convention will be based on whether a host city can produce financial support and satisfied delegates rather than votes on Election Day.
A lot of Nevadans who plan to file for local, state and federal offices in the next few weeks will be running just because they want to see their names on the ballot, while others will be well-meaning people who have deluded themselves into thinking they can win.
Democratic Assemblywoman Lucy Flores, a former Las Vegas teenage gang member who turned her life around, graduated from law school and won a seat in the Legislature, on Saturday announced she’s running for lieutenant governor.
Those angling to become new Clark County commissioners will have to raise campaign war chests and their profiles in an election that includes three incumbents.
District Judge Michael Villani challenged the candidacy of Las Vegas lawyer Ross Smillie, who was seeking the Department 17 seat held by Villani since 2007. Villani claimed Smillie is not an attorney who has been “licensed and admitted to practice law” for a minimum of 10 years, as required by Nevada law. Senior District Judge Nancy Becker heard testimony from Smillie and others Friday before ruling that the challenger is not qualified to run in the race.
Dr. Annette Teijeiro, a Republican and Hispanic, on Friday announced plans to run for the 1st Congressional District, a seat currently held by Democrat Dina Titus.
Las Vegas made the first cut among cities vying to host the Republican National Convention in 2016.
Former Reno City Council member Jessica Sferrazza has asked the Nevada Supreme Court to rehear its 5-2 decision last week that she cannot run for Reno mayor, but a court spokesman called her chances are slim.
Las Vegas Township Constable John Bonaventura’s office tried to pressure the Clark County Election Department to list the constable’s office on the upcoming ballot just four months after county commissioners abolished the office, court records show.