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Why Is Adam Laxalt in the Hot Seat? The GCB Scandal, Explained

In March 2016, Attorney General Adam Laxalt asked Nevada Gaming Control Board (GCB) Chair A.G. Burnett to intervene in a lawsuit between Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson and a former employee. Burnett, a registered Republican who was appointed to the GCB by Governor Brian Sandoval (R) in 2011, balked over the suggestion that even Laxalt’s own deputy attorney general rejected. Burnett then secretly recorded conversations with Laxalt involving Laxalt’s request that the State of Nevada intervene on behalf of…

Who’s Vouching for What? School Funding at Center of #NVLeg “End Game”

As the Nevada Legislature races towards Sine Die, the budget is once again front and center, specifically K-12 school funding. Is there extra money to boost public education funding? Or will that money be used to correct the currently unconstitutional funding mechanism for Adam Laxalt and Brian Sandoval’s school voucher scheme or Education Savings Accounts? We dig deeper into the education budget below. (more…)

Amodei Casts Deciding Vote for “Trumpcare” in Congress, Nevada Legislature Weighs in on Health Care Debate

As the U.S. House finally narrowly voted to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA, or Trumpcare), the Nevada Legislature held another hearing on a resolution urging Congress not to pass this or other legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare). Once again, Donald Trump’s ambitions and Congress’ messy health care debate took center stage… Along with Nevada’s lone House Republican’s sudden change of tune. (more…)