On June 8, 2017, Governor Brian Sandoval wielded his veto pen 15 times, denying legislation passed by the legislature on issues ranging from wages to health care to renewable energy. But the legislature gaveled out of session on June 4,...
Governor Steve Sisolak says he has a budget surplus. And he intends to spend it. Sisolak told legislators in his first State of the State on January 16 that General Fund revenue in Nevada is expected to rise nearly 3...
Governor Jay Inslee is thinking about running for president. Please don’t beat yourself up if your first response is, Who is THAT? Jay Inslee is the governor of Washington State, or – as he likes to call it – “the other...
Newly minted Nevada governor Steve Sisolak showed his emotional side through most of his inaugural address today in Carson City. He cried about his love for Nevada. He cried about raising his daughters, Ashley and Carley, whom he called “kind, compassionate,...
The Reid Machine. The phrase is almost cinematic, evoking images of a tall, lanky, frail looking but improbably powerful gray haired man, lifting his staff, Gandalf-like, high above his head, decreeing, “Nevada shall be Democratic,” followed by a lightning strike...
This morning, a district court judge ruled against a ballot initiative championed by State Senator and Lt. Governor Candidate Michael Roberson (R-Henderson) to ban “sanctuary city” ordinances that limit local law enforcement agencies’ cooperation with federal immigration authorities. How did...
2017 is a year that will be incredibly hard to forget. From the nation's bombastic new President to Nevada's groundbreaking legislative session, this year was one of tremendous change. Believe it or not, this may just the beginning. Below, we’ll...
In 2017, Nevada became a key state for “The Resistance” to push back against Trump Administration policies, from immigrant rights to renewable energy and marijuana legalization. This week, we’ll be remembering the moments that made 2017 a year that...
Congress decided to postpone its budget and debt ceiling deadline yesterday, as Republican leaders opted not to risk a government shutdown during the winter holidays. But in doing so, Congress also delayed (again) decisions on key legislative priorities, such...
Congress just passed the most consequential tax legislation in over three decades. It’s been sold by the White House as a “middle-class tax cut”, but is it really? What’s actually in this bill? We speak with UNLV Boyd Law...

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