The Legislature’s Democratic majority could raise cash to spend on education, social services and other programs as early as Jan. 1, 2013, without support from any Republican lawmakers, the endorsement of Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval or a statewide signature drive.
State Sen. Barbara Cegavske grew up in liberal Minnesota, the daughter of a conservative Kirby vacuum cleaner business owner who emphasized to his six children how the best government was less government.
She got his message.
Outside the Legislative Building in Carson City last week, some 300 protesters waved signs warning “Wisconsin Today, Nevada Tomorrow” to ward off their worry that public employees here could lose collective bargaining rights. But that’s not going to happen, certainly not tomorrow and probably not anytime soon.
Nevada legislators sat in stunned silence when U.S. Sen. Harry Reid proposed outlawing the state’s brothels last week, but the working girls and brothel employees are speaking loud and clear.