The new Nevada Senate Republican majority wasted no time in making their leadership decisions for the 2015 legislative session, naming Sen. Michael Roberson of Las Vegas the majority leader after a meeting Wednesday.
Republicans took control of the Nevada Legislature for the first time in decades Tuesday, handing GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval a huge political victory as he begins his second term and focuses on an agenda that includes education reform and school choice.
Nevada voters will go to the polls Tuesday to pick the state’s top constitutional officers, its four members of Congress, legislators, judges, county commissioners, clerks, sheriffs and more in the midterm election.
Medical marijuana dispensaries are on the verge of becoming a reality in Nevada but that doesn’t mean the smoke has cleared on a number of pressing issues related to the medicinal use of the drug.
Republicans hope to capitalize on sluggish Democratic turnout in the midterm election to turn the balance of power in the Nevada Senate to their favor, though the deeply Democratic assembly is all but out of reach.
Not long ago, Nevada Republicans were hoping to pick up a few seats in the state Assembly this year but had little hope of taking control of the 42-seat lawmaking body dominated by Democrats for decades.
Democrat Jesse “Jake” Holder is ineligible to be a candidate in the Assembly District 10 election, Clark County District Judge Michael Villani ruled Wednesday.
Democratic candidates in two critical state Senate races have out-raised their GOP opponents, but the outcome of the contests remains far from clear as voters head to the polls between now and Election Day on Nov. 4.
Instead of holding court on Oct. 2, several local judges attended a campaign event in Henderson, and most of them cleared their court calendars to do so.
Republicans have a slight advantage or are statistically tied with Democratic opponents in two key Senate races that could determine whether the GOP retakes control of Nevada’s upper house, according to several new polls.
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