Senator Kelvin Atkinson announced his resignation on the floor of the Nevada Senate today after being implicated in a federal investigation of misappropriating hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds. Atkinson, started his resignation speech by admitting that he...
Editorial In February of 2016, the Reno Gazette Journal published a riveting series by their then government watchdog correspondent Anjeanette Damon. The series, detailing deplorable conditions in group homes for the mentally ill, caught the eyes of legislators, who passed a...
Emotional stories collided in the Nevada Senate chambers today, as that body approved SB143, a bill brought by Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson that will enact the background check ballot measure narrowly passed by voters in 2016. The measure would...
Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson has introduced a bill that will implement the intent of a 2016 ballot initiative on background checks on private gun sales - including individual sales and gun shows. The initiative was narrowly approved by voters...
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...

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