The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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NV 2011 Archives

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Nevada Gubernatorial Headlines 2011 Archives

DECEMBER 2011

Libertarian former governor could siphon votes from Republican candidates in Nevada (Las Vegas Sun, 12/31/11)
Brian Sandoval hopes Rick Perry is the new Rick Santorum (Las Vegas Gleaner, 12/31/11)
Commentary: Texas’ magnet could work for Nevada (Nevada Appeal, 12/29/11)
Senator Robison set to lead GOP (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 12/27/11)
Caucus vs. primary: What’s best for Nevada? (Las Vegas Sun, 12/25/11)
Election rules approved by Sec of State despite concerns (Nevada News Bureau, 12/24/11)
Sandoval’s shift to pragmatism: Is it enough? (Las Vegas Sun, 12/23/11)
Deal reached in DC, but state GOP has rough road ahead (Las Vegas Sun, 12/22/11)
Democrats wonder whether a nice guy can lead (Las Vegas Sun, 12/22/11)
Obama the one to beat in Nevada, poll shows (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 12/22/11)
Judge prohibits anti-abortion group from gathering signatures for ballot initiative (Las Vegas Sun,12/21/11)
Nevada among states with lowest spending on health care and least number of insured (Nevada News Bureau, 12/20/11)
Mo Davis, target of suit challenging public employees in Legislature, leaving job with state (Las Vegas Sun, 12/19/11)
Pro-life group can now circulate petition to outlaw abortion (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 12/19/11)
GOP political operative says earlier presidential caucus would have benefited Nevada (Nevada News Bureau, 12/19/11)
Carson judge rules anti-abortion initiative petition can go forward (Nevada News Bureau, 12/19/11)
Las Vegas residents rally to extend jobless benefits (Las Vegas Sun, 12/9/11)
AG accuses conservative operative Chuck Muth of violating campaign laws (Las Vegas Sun,12/8/11)
Gov. Sandoval wants Legislature to reduce number of uninsured Nevadans (Las Vegas Sun,12/8/11)
New reform committee raises fears of political retribution (Las Vegas Sun, 12/8/11)
Business leaders want clear and practical state plan for economic diversification (Nevada News Bureau, 12/8/11)
No challenge filed; election districts will stand (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 12/7/11)
State Senate primary will provide a window on GOP voters’ views on taxes (Las Vegas Sun, 12/7/11)
Video: Sandoval to announce help for homeowners (8 News Now, 12/7/11)
Union leader says governor was caught off guard on prison (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 12/6/11)
Redistricting means some northern Nevada candidates might need more time and money for campaigns (Reno Gazette Journal, 12/6/11)
Sandoval skips Republican Governors Association conference (Nevada News Bureau, 12/5/11)
Republicans try to woo Latino voters (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 12/5/11)
Commentary: A modest proposal to fix the Legislature (Las Vegas Sun, 12/4/11)
State accuses feds of reneging on nuke promises (Las Vegas Sun, 12/3/11)
Nevada leaders predict economic recovery, unemployed disagree as work force shrinks (Washington Post, 12/3/11)
New members to study energy-transmission issues (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 12/2/11)
Sandoval has no plans to join other states in pot petition (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 12/2/11)
NPRI has political motive, but is right on the law (Las Vegas Sun, 12/2/11)
Energy task force named (Las Vegas Sun, 12/1/11)
NOVEMBER 2011
Conservative group sues to ban public employees from the Legislature (Las Vegas Sun, 11/30/11)
Legislative panel begins work on higher education funding (Las Vegas Sun, 11/29/11)
Coalition calls for rejection of groundwater pumping project by Southern Nevada Water Authority(Nevada News Bureau, 11/29/11)
Sandoval to appear at pair of Heller money events next month (Las Vegas Sun, 11/28/11)
Report: Nevada ranks last in nation in job opportunity (Las Vegas Sun, 11/28/11)
BLM rejects Sandoval proposal to speed up mining permit process (Nevada News Bureau, 11/28/11)
Always justified: Investigation of officer-involved shootings focuses on Southern NV law enforcement(LV Review-Journal, 11/27/11)
Legislative leadership positions are no lock now with term limits (Las Vegas Sun, 11/27/11)
Ethics Commission party may not have been so ethical (Las Vegas Sun, 11/23/11)
Sandoval to voters: Register Republican and save the world! (Las Vegas Sun, 11/21/11)

Raggio biography describes how partisanship became warfare (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 11/21/11)
Gov.  Sandoval orders assessment of transmission line for renewable energy development (Nevada News Bureau, 11/21/11)
Groundwater pumping plan now in hands of state engineer as marathon hearing concludes (Nevada News Bureau, 11/18/11)
Northern Nevada govt and business leaders gather to push forward on econ. development (Nevada News Bureau, 11/17/11)
Attorneys for lawmakers try to get redistricting order changed so they can bolster their election chances (Las Vegas Sun, 11/16/11)
Gov. Sandoval makes first formal tribal appointment to Cabinet (Nevada News Bureau, 11/15/11)
Economic diversification report provides roadmap for Nevada job creation (Nevada News Bureau,11/14/11)
‘Mo’ Denis ready to lead legislative Democrats (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 11/14/11)
NDOT contract put on hold after concerns raised by Gov. Sandoval, Transportation Board members(Nevada News Bureau, 11/14/11)
Reid quietly helping Kihuen’s congressional bid (Las Vegas Sun, 11/13/11)
GOP can thank or curse arch nemesis for redistricting maps (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 11/13/11)
Opinion: Reid leaves no fingerprints, but also no doubts (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 11/11/11)
Impotent GOP: State Republicans rolled on redistricting (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 11/10/11)
Search starts for Nevada school superintendent (Las Vegas Sun, 11/10/11)
Democrats poised for greater influence in Nevada (Las Vegas Sun, 11/9/11)
State panel begins work on creating uniform education data reporting system (Nevada News Bureau, 11/9/11)
State returning $8.1M in mining claims fees (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 11/8/11)
Opinion: Redistricting wraps up with some regrets (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 11/8/11)
Sandoval sticking with Rick Perry despite slide in polls (Las Vegas Sun, 11/8/11)
Nevada nuclear agency hires consultant (Las Vegas Sun, 11/8/11)
Nevada board OKs $8.1M in mining fee refunds (Bloomberg Businessweek, 11/8/11)
Gov. Sandoval says he is pleased with new political maps, does not anticipate appeal (Nevada News Bureau, 11/8/11)
Governor announces economic development and mining appointments (Las Vegas Sun, 11/8/11)
GOP sees political opportunity in 4th district (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 11/7/11)
Goicoechea doubts anyone will appeal election district maps (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 11/7/11)
State GOP fumbles away advantage (Las Vegas Sun, 11/6/11)
Despite their recent majorities, Democrats fell short of grand plans (Las Vegas Sun, 11/6/11)
Court ruling resolves conflict over redistricting (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 11/4/11)
Republicans register almost twice as many voters as Democrats in October (Las Vegas Sun, 11/4/11)
Sandoval to revive Gaming Policy Committee (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 11/4/11)
New poll shows Sandoval with strong crossover support (Nevada News Bureau, 11/4/11)
Nevada Supreme Court puts an end to redistricting legal battle (Las Vegas Sun, 11/4/11)
Sandoval to revive Gaming Policy Committee (Vegas Inc, 11/4/11)
Sandoval to convene Gaming Policy Committee to preserve Nevada’s leadership in industry (Nevada News Bureau, 11/4/11)
Judicial nominee Du advances over GOP objections (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 11/3/11)
Nevada public pension liabilities vastly understated, new report says (Nevada News Bureau,11/3/11)
Dems seek wedge between Heller, Latinos (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 11/2/11)
Gov. Sandoval calls for reassessment of homeland security funding priorities (Nevada News Bureau,11/2/11)

OCTOBER 2011
Titus to announce new bid for Congress (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 10/31/11)
Opinion: The rest of the story on redistricting (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 10/30/11)
No sunshine on costs of redistricting (Las Vegas Sun, 10/30/11)
What if Sandoval ends up as VP? (Slash Politics, 10/30/11)
New federal report shows broader unemployment measure high but holding steady in Nevada(Nevada News Bureau, 10/28/11)
Early endorsement of Perry may sting Sandoval (Las Vegas Sun, 10/27/11)
Judge signs off on new congressional districts (Las Vegas Sun, 10/27/11)
Judge tweaks, approves Nevada redistricting maps (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 10/27/11)
Carson District judge signs off on new political boundaries, making minor changes to special master maps (Nevada News Bureau, 10/27/11)
Nevada taxable sales show gains in August (Nevada News Bureau, 10/26/11)
‘Cow counties’ threaten stampede over legislative maps (Las Vegas Sun, 10/26/11)
NV GOP opposes emergency High Court intervention in court-run redistricting process (Nevada News Bureau, 10/24/11)
Nevada GOP re-elects Chair Amy Tarkanian (Nevada Appeal, 10/23/11)
Short-staffed ethics commission wading through flood of cases (Las Vegas Sun, 10/23/11)
Commentary: Sandoval has little to lose with his gamble on Perry (Reno Gazette Journal,10/22/11)
Nevada moves caucus to Feb. 4 after backlash (Reno Gazette Journal, 10/22/11)
Commentary: State Republicans embarrass Nevada (Las Vegas Sun, 10/21/11)
Sandoval, Heller endorse Amy Tarkanian for Nevada GOP chair (Las Vegas Review-Journal,10/21/11)
State GOP says no to same-day sign-ups for caucuses (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 10/21/11)
Sandoval gives impressive speech to GOP Leadership Conference in Las Vegas (Reno Gazette Journal,10/21/11)
GOP panel hears Latinos vent at conference (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 10/20/11)
Sandoval ready to move Nevada’s GOP caucuses back to February (Las Vegas Sun, 10/20/11)
Sandoval: GOP race is between Perry and Romney (Reno Gazette Journal, 10/20/11)
GOP presidential hopefuls played for the national spotlight not necessarily the Nevada vote (Las Vegas Sun, 10/19/11)
AG asked whether $10M state fund can be used to entice firms into Nevada (Las Vegas Sun,10/19/11)
Commentary: GOP loved special masters — until they acted (Las Vegas Sun, 10/19/11)
Sandoval gets awkward shout-out from Perry at debate (Las Vegas Sun, 10/19/11)
Some Nevada Republicans say Perry too aggressive in debate (Reno Gazette Journal, 10/19/11)
Ruppert will challenge Tarkanian for state GOP chair (Reno Gazette Journal, 10/19/11)
Nevada not in GOP’s ‘in-crowd’ just yet (Las Vegas Sun, 10/18/11)
Nevada bucks trend in unemployment tax rate (Las Vegas Sun, 10/18/11)
Northern Nevada GOP leaders see presidential field narrowing in Silver State (Reno Gazette Journal,10/18/11)
Video: Nevada’s mining industry gets face-lift in ad blitz (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 10/17/11)
No one in the GOP field is talking about the housing crisis (Las Vegas Sun, 10/17/11)
Meeting of the special masters (Las Vegas Sun, 10/16/11)
Commentary: End of the redistricting mess is nigh? (Reno Gazette Journal, 10/15/11)
Panel proposes no Hispanic majority in redistricting (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 10/15/11)
Commentary: Time to start a new tradition (Las Vegas Sun, 10/14/11)
Pressure mounts on Nevada to change caucus date (Reuters, 10/14/11)
Redistricting maps released by court (Nevada Appeal, 10/14/11)
GOP presidential candidates now officially not giving a tinker’s damn about Nevada, Nevadans (Las Vegas Gleaner, 10/14/11)
Special masters release Nevada congressional map (Nevada News Bureau, 10/14/11)
Legal challenges filed to halt anti-abortion ballot measures (Nevada News Bureau, 10/14/11)
Dems pitch redistricting plan, which seems to protect party’s top pols (Las Vegas Sun, 10/11/11)
Special masters begin work on drawing new Nevada political boundaries (Nevada News Bureau,10/11/11)
NV officials told high-speed rail between LV and SoCal on track to begin construction in 2012(Nevada News Bureau, 10/10/11)
Rural residents oppose water pipeline at hearing (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 10/8/11)
Redistricting delay: Denied! (Slash Politics, 10/7/11)
Redistricting to move ahead after court rejects request (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 10/7/11)
Public passionately weighs in on LV plan to pump rural groundwater south (Nevada News Bureau,10/7/11)
Nev. Capital Investment Corp Board appointed (Nevada News Bureau, 10/7/11)
Opinion: Does Nevada have an inferiority complex? (City Life, 10/6/11)
Editorial: The redistricting train wreck (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 10/6/11)
Nevada Republicans set Jan 14 caucus (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 10/5/11)
NV Supreme Court schedules redistricting hearing (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 10/5/11)
American Jobs Act may create unfunded burden on state (Nevada News Bureau, 10/5/11)
NV Supreme Court indicates it will intervene in redistricting, resolve legal, political mess (Las Vegas Sun, 10/5/11)
Opinion: Judge must do job (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 10/5/11)
NV Supreme Court wants more info in SOS redistricting request (Nevada News Bureau, 10/5/11)
Special Session on redistricting? (Slash Politics, 10/5/11)
Commentary: If there’s no special session, high court should step in (Las Vegas Sun, 10/5/11)
Sandoval expects no problems with legislative redistricting decision (Las Vegas Review-Journal,10/4/11)
Nevada fares well in 50-state budget comparison but still faces fiscal challenges (Nevada News Bureau, 10/4/11)
Sandoval: Judge Russell doing a good job on redistricting (Slash Politics, 10/4/11)
Sandoval expects no redistricting trouble (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 10/4/11)
Video: Gov. Sandoval and Jeb Bush meet with LVRJ editorial board (Las Vegas Review-Journal,10/4/11)
SEPTEMBER 2011
Sandoval accepts money from DC that Republicans opposed (Las Vegas Sun, 9/30/11)
Commentary: Inmates prepare to take over GOP asylum (Las Vegas Sun, 9/28/11)
Author of new public pension reform report says radical changes needed to protect taxpayers(Nevada News Bureau, 9/28/11)
Commentary: How a Gang of 63 cedes authority to Gang of 3 (Las Vegas Sun, 9/25/11)
Official says Southern Nevada could be economically strangled without additional water supplies(Nevada News Bureau, 9/25/11)
Nevada’s new economic development czar: I need help from experts (Las Vegas Sun, 9/24/11)
Outsourcing doesn’t affect Nevada as much as other states (Las Vegas Sun, 9/24/11)
In redistricting case, judge decides to punt on third down (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 9/23/11)
Sandoval picks team to create teacher rating system (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 9/23/11)
State GOP riven by divisions over same-day registration for presidential caucus (Las Vegas Sun,9/23/11)
Judge sets rules for  redrawing of voter districts (Houston Chronicle, 9/22/11)
Nevada quest launched for 2022 winter Olympics (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 9/22/11)
Sandoval announces economic development staff changes (Nevada News Bureau, 9/22/11)
Former Chamber chairman tapped by governor for post (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 9/22/11)
Judge wants redistricting plan in place by Nov. 16 (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 9/22/11)
Judge sets deadlines for drawing legislative-congressional maps (Nevada Appeal, 9/22/11)
Do Hispanics deserve to be the majority in a NV congressional district? Panel will decide (Reno Gazette Journal, 9/22/11)
Anti-abortion group files initiative petition seeking to outlaw abortions in Nevada (Las Vegas Sun,9/22/11)
Democrats send clear message after GOP ethics complaint: We will rock you! (Las Vegas Sun,9/21/11)
Extreme makeover – Nevada economic development edition (Las Vegas Sun, 9/21/11)
Can Sandoval’s numbers stay up? (Las Vegas Sun, 9/21/11)
Opinion: Few legal reasons to create Hispanic district (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 9/21/11)
Sandoval to kick off aggressive re-election fundraising campaign (Las Vegas Sun, 9/20/11)
Nevadans grow more pessimistic about economy, question if elected officials understand their problems (Nevada News Bureau, 9/20/11)
Legislative cuts reduce unfunded obligations to state employees (Lahontan Valley News, 9/20/11)
Sandoval to Obama: Ease mining rules (Nevada Appeal, 9/17/11)
Redistricting fight focuses on Hispanics (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 9/16/11)
Some businesses boom despite high unemployment (KTVN, 9/16/11)
Sandoval displaying ‘hands-on’ approach as governor in first 8 months on the job (Nevada News Bureau, 9/16/11)
Unemployment rate up statewide (Nevada News Bureau, 9/16/11)
Back to court for Yucca Mountain? (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 9/16/11)
Sandoval asks Obama to streamline permits for mining companies (Las Vegas Sun, 9/16/11)
Joblesss rate in Las Vegas area rises to 14.2% (Las Vegas Sun, 9/16/11)
Economy sends Las Vegas to top spot on ‘miserable cities’ list (Las Vegas Sun, 9/16/11)
Sandoval says he won’t run for Rick Perry’s VP (Las Vegas Sun, 9/16/11)
Commentry: No lessons emerge from not-so-special election (Las Vegas Sun, 9/16/11)
Republicans file wrong expert report in redistricting case (Las Vegas, 9/15/11)
Democrats: GOP ideas on redistricting are ‘recipe for delay, confustion, and legal error’ (Las Vegas Sun, 9/15/11)
Audio: The politics of Nevada doing business with China (Las Vegas Sun, 9/14/11)
Opinion: Sandoval goes from silent to all in on Perry (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 9/14/11)
Sandoval, legislative leaders name appointments to new economic development board (Las Vegas Sun, 9/14/11)
Sandoval endorsement traced to Perry’s (lack of a) role in NV governor’s race (Dallas Morning News,9/14/11)
Nevada special election loss bodes ill for Democrats (Politico, 9/14/11)
Governor, legislative leaders, make appointments to economic development board (Nevada News Bureau, 9/14/11)
Carson City relents on paying the state (Nevada Appeal, 9/14/11)
Why did Sandoval endorse Rick Perry? Because relationships matter (Las Vegas Sun, 9/13/11)
Sandoval names new director of Dept of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (Nevada News Bureau, 9/13/11)
NV Gov. Sandoval backs Perry (CNN, 9/13/11)
Sandoval announces he’ll back Perry for president (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 9/13/11)
Sandoval asks for meetings with Washoe and Clark Counties over $124M in refund requests (Nevada News Bureau, 9/13/11)
State to open talks with Clark County over demand for return of looted taxes (Las Vegas Sun,9/13/11)
Rick Perry gets most coveted Nevada caucus endorsement: Gov. Brian Sandoval (Las Vegas Sun,9/13/11)
Clark County renewing call to reclaim money looted by Legislature (Las Vegas Sun, 9/12/11)
Democrat Kate Marshall trapped in ‘twilight zone’ of Nevada politics (Reno Gazette Journal, 9/10/11)
Clark County to state: SEIU bargaining in bad faith, won’t talk about money (Las Vegas Sun,9/9/11)
What’s the plan now? (Las Vegas Sun, 9/8/11)
Gov. Sandoval making strides on top priority of job creation for Nevadans (Nevada News Bureau,9/8/11)
Nevada state schools superintendent search gets underway (Nevada News Bureau, 9/8/11)
Report: Las Vegas’ recovery hurt by lack of education, diversification (Las Vegas Sun, 9/8/11)
Nevada schools well below average in funding, but not close to the bottom (Las Vegas Sun, 9/7/11)
Nevada Supreme Court opens fall term with dispute over TV ad (Las Vegas Sun, 9/6/11)
Commentary: Sandoval’s education policy is a road to nowhere (Reno Gazette Journal, 9/4/11)
Teachers union fails members (Las Vegas Sun, 9/4/11)
Nevada GOP could give Democrats fits in 2012 (Las Vegas Sun, 9/2/11)
GOP consultant helped rig HOA elections in plot (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 9/1/11)
AUGUST 2011
Lawmakers, state agencies argue over budget compliance (Nevada News Bureau, 8/31/11)
Harry Reid talks softly, but carries a big stick (Las Vegas Sun, 8/31/11)
Dem Senate leader criticizes state GOP for supporting federal lobbying efforts (Las Vegas Sun,8/31/11)
Budget constraints cut into public works projects (Nevada News Bureau, 8/31/11)
Lawmakers respond to poor marks on teachers’ union report card (Nevada News Bureau, 8/30/11)
GOP strategist pleads guilty in federal fraud case (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 8/30/11)
Teachers union gives Nevada Legislature F grade (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 8/29/11)
Gibbons returns to roos in exploration geology (Nevada Appeal, 8/28/11)
Let’s recall the recalls (Las Vegas Sun, 8/26/11)
County clerks on turnout in CD-2 Special: ‘Most people don’t even know there is an election coming up’ (Nevada News Bureau, 8/23/11)
New report predicts debt-driven tipping points for Nevada and the states (Nevada News Bureau,8/22/11)
Sen. Roberson’s Majority PAC debut a veritable NV GOP Who’s Who (Nevada News Bureau, 8/21/11)
Nevada GOP hasn’t kicked into caucus mode — yet (Las Vegas Sun, 8/16/11)

Spending on lobbying Nevada Legislature declines (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 8/15/11)
Non-partisan voter registrations on the rise in Clark County (Nevada News Bureau, 8/10/11)
Sandoval to speak at Hispanic Leadership Conference in New Mexico (Nevada News Bureau,8/10/11)
As it diversifies, Nevada shifts its tone (LA Times, 8/7/11)
Nevada rates poorly among states in latest entrepreneurship index (Nevada News Bureau, 8/5/11)
Sandoval appoints new executive director to oversee stalled Yucca Mtn waste dump project (Nevada News Bureau, 8/4/11)
Republicans have 30,000 voter registration edge in CD2 as special election nears (Nevada News Bureau, 8/4/11)
Sandoval names nuke chief in fight against Yucca Mountain (Las Vegas Sun, 8/4/11)
Some GOP govs succeed with softer touch (Politico, 8/3/11)
Ethics questions arise in Judge Russell’s special election ruling (Nevada News Bureau, 8/3/11)
Gov. Sandoval in Middle East to meet with NV troops, see mission first-hand (Nevada News Bureau,8/2/11)
BLM solicits public comment on controversial water pipeline project (Nevada News Bureau, 8/2/11)
JULY 2011
Editorial: A do-over for Yucca Mountain? (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/31/11)
Federal jobless report shows slight improvement for NV through 2nd quarter (Nevada News Bureau,7/29/11)
Has conservative think tank removed non-partisan pretense? (Las Vegas Sun, 7/29/11)
NV seeks to loosen California’s grip on Tahoe development (LA Times, 7/27/11)
Here we go again: Panel talks need for economic diversity (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/26/11)
Sandoval right on counties attempt to get money back: Let the courts decide (Las Vegas Sun,7/26/11)
Nev. has biggest increase in food stamp caseloads (Nevada News Bureau, 7/26/11)
Nevada parties about even on federal cash, but GOP not raising anything yet (Las Vegas Sun,7/25/11)
Sandoval defends decision to continue sunset taxes (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/25/11)
Titus, Ocegeura won’t let redistricting uncertainty hold up campaigns (Las Vegas Sun, 7/24/11)
Brian Sandoval — the Job Creator? (The Nevada View, 7/24/11)
Public sector takes biggest jobs hit (Las Vegas Sun, 7/22/11)
Legislator: State moving forward in diversifying economy (Vegas Inc, 7/21/11)
Democrats, Republicans submit plans for remapping districts (Las Vegas Sun, 7/21/11)
Employment training contracts worth nearly $24M approved by state board (Nevada News Bureau,7/20/11)
Secretary of state suggest redistricting masters (RealClearPolitics, 7/20/11)
Sandoval ‘taken for ride’ in Google self-driving car (Nevada News Bureau, 7/20/11)
Sandoval touts voter support (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/20/11)
Sandoval calls spin in driverless car ‘amazing’ (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/20/11)
GOP poll shows Gov. Sandoval has high job approval rating (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/19/11)
Sandoval fares well among NV voters following 2011 legislative session (Nevada News Bureau,7/19/11)
NV redistricting efforts remain in flux after court hearing this week (Nevada News Bureau,7/15/11)
Nevada last in federal dollars per capita (Nevada News Bureau, 7/15/11)
Latinos and redistricting: New faces, new maps, new battles (New York Times, 7/14/11)
Sandoval agrees to eliminate 18 Executive Branch panels as recommended by task force (Nevada News Bureau, 7/13/11)
Contractors group asks state officials for more highway funding for Olympic bid (Nevada News Bureau, 7/11/11)
State takeover looms in North Las Vegas (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/10/11)
Democrats may have too many candidates for their own good (Las Vegas Sun, 7/10/11)
Clark vs. Washoe? Old rivalry tuns into mutual support (Las Vegas Sun, 7/10/11)
Editorial: Redistricting still up in the air (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/10/11)
Tax initiative could unite liberal activists, mining industry (Las Vegas Sun, 7/9/11)
Obama blamed for Nevada’s joblessness at GOP conservative rally (Las Vegas Sun, 7/9/11)
Presidential hopefuls fire up conservatives in Las Vegas (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/9/11)
Las Vegas union card check case at 9th Circuit could have national implications (Nevada News Bureau, 7/8/11)
New state GOP chair echoes national party talking points (Nevada News Bureau, 7/7/11)
Nevada Republicans lay out 2012 election plans (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/7/11)
Nevada’s early state presidential caucuses not top focus of new GOP chairwoman (Las Vegas Sun,7/7/11)
Nevada consultants weigh in on conflicting reports assessing state’s business climate (Nevada News Bureau, 7/6/11)
Sandoval skipping conservative conference in Vegas (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/6/11)
NV Supreme Court rejects open ballot in special election in 2nd District (Las Vegas Sun, 7/5/11)
NV Supreme Court upholds election ruling; parties pick candidates (Washington Post, 7/5/11)
Term limits shaking up Nevada Legislature (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/4/11)
New laws will shape Sandoval’s legacy (Nevada Appeal, 7/3/11)
New Nevada laws mark the beginning of the Sandoval era (Reno Gazette Journal, 7/2/11)
Legislature: Nevada delivered balanced budget as taxes stayed same (Las Vegas Review-Journal,7/2/11)
Affordable health care insurance now available to Nevadans with pre-existing conditions (Nevada News Bureau, 7/1/11)
Governor points wildlife commission in new direction (Nevada Appeal, 7/1/11)
Sandoval uses new law to reshape wildlife agency (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/1/11)
JUNE 2011
New laws boost Nevada’s economic development, environment (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 6/30/11)
New study shows NV taxpayers on the hook for $4200 each to fund cost of public employee benefits(Nevada News Bureau, 6/28/11)
Legislative session doesn’t fare too well on conservative institute’s report card (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 6/28/11)
We have some bad news for you and then some worse news (Las Vegas Sun, 6/27/11)
NV redistricting update: Judge meets with party attorneys (Nevada News Bureau, 6/22/11)
Judge meets with lawyers on Nevada redistricting plan (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 6/22/11)
Controversial smoking, cellphone, tax bills get approval from Sandoval (Las Vegas Review-Journal,6/18/11)
Sandoval signs, vetoes stack of bills on deadline day (Nevada News Bureau, 6/17/11)
Governor vetoes controversial last-minute energy bill (Las Vegas Sun, 6/17/11)
Sandoval signs bill to extend $620 million in taxes (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 6/17/11)
Sandoval vetoes bills on interim legislative panels, felon voting rights (Las Vegas Sun, 6/17/11)
Sandoval signs bill lifting prohibition on toll roads in Nevada (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 6/17/11)
Sandoval vetoes energy bill, calls it ‘unfair burden’ on taxpayers (Las Vegas Review-Journal,6/17/11)
Governor nixes federal health care reform study (Las Vegas Sun, 6/17/11)
Cheers and jeers: 2011 Nevada Legislature (Reno News & Review, 6/16/11)
Sandoval vetoes four more bills, count reaches 17 (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 6/16/11)
Sandoval signs law reducing mining industry tax breaks (Las Vegas Sun, 6/16/11)
Panel to probe financing of Nevada public schools (Las Vegas Sun, 6/16/11)
Commentary: Governor blocks needed discussion on death penalty (Las Vegas Sun, 6/16/11)
Sandoval signs bill aimed at generating more money for schools by investing in economic diversity(Nevada News Bureau, 6/16/11)
Sandoval signs education reform bills into law (Nevada News Bureau, 6/15/11)
Sandoval abstains in wake of Supreme Court case (Nevada Appeal, 6/15/11)
Governor signs 4 ‘groundbreaking’ education bills (Las Vegas Sun, 6/15/11)
Budget bills signed, including pay cuts (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 6/14/11)
Sandoval signs budget bills to fund state government (Las Vegas Sun, 6/14/11)
US Supreme Court ruling on state ethics law resonating (Las Vegas Sun, 6/14/11)
Supreme Court upholds Nevada’s conflict-of-interest laws (LA Times, 6/14/11)
Editorial: Leadership failure – Sandoval abdicates responsibility for redistricting (Las Vegas Sun,6/13/11)
Sandoval was good, but his luck was better (Las Vegas Sun, 6/12/11)
Last-minute bill to change legislative process in-between sessions concerns some GOP lawmakers(Nevada News Bureau, 6/10/11)
Governor signs bills on in-room gambling, Internet poker (Las Vegas Sun, 6/10/11)
Sandoval vetoes insurance disclosures bill (Bloomberg Businessweek, 6/10/11)
Animal cruelty, gambling, wildlife bills become law (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 6/10/11)
Gov. Sandoval says no special session for redistricting (North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, 6/10/11)
Brian Sandoval’s housing policy should turn things around any day now (Las Vegas Gleaner, 6/10/11)
No special session for redistricting (Slash Politics, 6/9/11)
Sandoval to leave redistricting decision to the courts (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 6/9/11)
NV educators: Little to ‘celebrate’ as Legislature ends (Fox Reno, 6/9/11)
Redistricting stalemate could end up in court or special session (Las Vegas Sun, 6/9/11)
Sandoval’s veto tally at 10 bills (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 6/8/11)
Reaction mixed to education, policy reforms achieved as part of deal to end legislative session(Nevada News Bureau, 6/7/11)
Transparency bills hit governor’s desk (Nevada News Bureau, 6/6/11)
Bill bringing transparency to state employee contracting wins final legislative approval (Nevada News Bureau, 6/6/11)
Five big budget bills pass, sunset extension bill pending (Nevada News Bureau, 6/5/11)
Assembly GOP talking points: We moved reform ball “into touchdown territory for 2013″ (Las Vegas Sun, 6/5/11)
Sandoval paying political price for breaking pledge to not raise taxes (Las Vegas Sun, 6/5/11)
Third and final major campaign finance reform bill on way to governor (Nevada News Bureau,6/5/11)
First budget bills pass, with teeny controversy (Slash Politics, 6/4/11)
Education bill passes! (Slash Politics, 6/4/11)
Lowden: Arena bill caters to specific developers, not in ‘best interest of the community as a whole’(Las Vegas Sun, 6/4/11)
Rory 2014! (Las Vegas Gleaner, 6/4/11)
Game over for PAC-man (Slash Politics, 6/3/11)
Rory Reid to pay $25K personal fine in mini-PAC funneling scheme (Nevada News Bureau, 6/3/11)
GOP lawmakers give mixed reviews on reforms, budget deal (Nevada News Bureau, 6/3/11)
Failed state’s deepening despair roundly applauded (Las Vegas Gleaner, 6/2/11)
AFP conducts robo-calls to 50,000 NV households on tail of budget deal in Carson City (Nevada News Bureau, 6/2/11)
Pre-existing condition insurance rates drop by 37/5% in Nevada (Nevada News Bureau, 6/2/11)
Legislature 2011: Winners and losers (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 6/2/11)
Two major campaign finance reform bills on way to governor (Nevada News Bureau, 6/2/11)
Commentary: Ask not what Democrats can do for you… (Las Vegas City Life, 6/2/11)
Commentary: A triumph of leadership (Las Vegas Sun, 6/1/11)
Budget deal announced today includes extension of taxes, major reforms (Nevada News Bureau,6/1/11)
Governor, Legislature reach budget deal (Slash Politics, 6/1/11)
Budget cuts, taxes and sine die (Slash Politics, 6/1/11)
MAY 2011

Sandoval vetoes Democrats’ second redistricting bill (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/31/11)
Performance-based budgeting bill signed into law by governor (Nevada News Bureau, 5/31/11)
Health insurance transparency bill sees final legislative approval, heads to governor (Nevada News Bureau, 5/31/11)
Major campaign finance reform bills pass Senate, move closer to final approval (Nevada News Bureau, 5/30/11)
Commentary: Legislators, governor can toast budget without feeling hangover (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/29/11)
Lawmakers scratching, clawing for budget deal (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/29/11)
AG declines to petition high court as Legislature continues budget talks (Nevada News Bureau,5/28/11)
Sandoval, lawmakers study line of credit to balance budget (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/28/11)
State could face a $1.1B liability in wake of Nevada Supreme Court ruling on local govt funds (Las Vegas Sun, 5/28/11)
Governor has lost confidence in AG (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/28/11)
AG refuses Sandoval’s request to file petition with court (Las Vegas Sun, 5/28/11)
Your ‘popular new governor’ would like to make you an offer (Las Vegas Gleaner, 5/28/11)
Sandoval taking two-pronged approach to addressing potential $656M budget shortfall (Nevada News Bureau, 5/27/11)
Sandoval adviser: Taxes a ‘last resort,’ must come with reforms (Las Vegas Sun, 5/27/11)
Court decision changes footing on state budget (Las Vegas Sun, 5/27/11)
Sandoval won’t back all tax extensions to solve budget crisis (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/27/11)
Dem Speaker: Sunsetting taxes the ‘best we’re going to do’ (Las Vegas Sun, 5/26/11)
Timing of court ruling breaking budget stalemate no coincidence (Las Vegas Sun, 5/26/11)
In a reversal, Sandoval to consider extending 2009 tax increases (Las Vegas Sun, 5/26/11)
Sandoval changes course, will support extension of taxes (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/26/11)
Governor estimates $656M lost in budget due to Supreme Court decision (Nevada News Bureau,5/26/11)
NV Supreme Court decision makes state budget problems worse (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/25/11)
Gov.  Sandoval rejects new tax revenue for budget, Democrats keep hope alive (Nevada News Bureau, 5/24/11)
Sec of State issues new FAQS for special election (Nevada News Bureau, 5/24/11)
Money Chair: ‘I’m sad and embarrassed’ (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/24/11)
Commentary: Alrighty then, that went about as well as could be expected (Las Vegas Gleaner, 5/24/11)
Commentary: No wonder the Democrats don’t look happy (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/24/11)
Commentary: It’s a mystery, Charlie Brown (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/23/11)
Performance-based budgeting bill wins approval, heads to governor (Nevada News Bureau, 5/23/11)
Budget office says legislative plan comes in almost $1B over governor’s proposal (Nevada News Bureau, 5/23/11)
Judge issues special House election decision, calling Sec State’s ruling ‘absurd’ (Nevada News Bureau,5/23/11)
New tensions boil over in Nevada redistricting battle (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/21/11)
Republicans release redistricting data, lay out terms for two-party negotiations (Nevada News Bureau, 5/20/11)
Politicking legislators threatened to delay, kill bills on deadline day (Nevada News Bureau, 5/20/11)
Judge overturns decision on open special election (Las Vegas Review Journal, 5/19/11)
Judge sides with GOP, rules against free-for-all special election (Las Vegas Sun, 5/19/11)
Democrats refuse to hear GOP redistricting proposal after tiff (Nevada News Bureau, 5/19/11)
Higher education budget could be cut further under legislative proposal (Nevada News Bureau,5/18/11)
Bill to generate money for public education, create jobs, raises legal concerns (Nevada News Bureau,5/18/11)
Dems oppose shift of mental health courts to counties, open a $6M hole in Sandoval budget (Nevada News Bureau, 5/17/11)
Democrats introduce revised congressional  maps (Nevada News Bureau, 5/17/11)
Activists to camp out for revenue at Legislature this week (Nevada News Bureau, 5/16/11)
Sandoval to lawmakers: Finish your work by June 6 (Nevada News Bureau, 5/16/11)
Governor vetoes Democratic K-12 spending plan (Nevada News Bureau, 5/16/11)
Sandoval vetoes Democratic redistricting plan (Nevada News Bureau, 5/14/11)
Democrats vote to restore $90 million to Medicaid budget (Nevada News Bureau, 5/14/11)
Collective bargaining fight again shaping up at Legislature (Nevada News Bureau, 5/13/11)
Mining lobbyist declares end of legislative session (Las Vegas Gleaner, 5/13/11)
Lawmakers OK child welfare funding without Gov’s suggested cash incentives for improvement(Nevada News Bureau, 5/12/11)
Senate ethics committee: Ensign violated federal laws (Washington Post, 5/12/11)
Gov Sandoval questions if Legislature can hold meaningful tax policy debate in time left in session(Nevada News Bureau, 5/11/11)
In redistricting battle, political parties argue over ‘who loves Hispanics more?’ (Nevada News Bureau, 5/11/11)
Legislature votes to cut pay to state and university workers (Nevada News Bureau, 5/10/11)
Physicians warn of access crisis for NV Medicaid patients if reimbursement cuts approved (Nevada News Bureau, 5/10/11)
Democratic redistricting plans pass Legislature, head to governor (Nevada News Bureau, 5/10/11)
Dems reject NV property tax diversion for higher ed budget (Reno Gazette Journal, 5/8/11)
GOP lawmakers stand up for their constituent, Gov. Sandoval (Las Vegas Gleaner, 5/8/11)
Pondering the power of Hispanic voting blocs (Las Vegas Sun, 5/8/11)
Sandoval: Democrats’ tax plan would ‘bring job growth to a halt’ (Fox Reno, 5/6/11)
State GOP Chairman responds to criticism about lawsuit (Nevada News Bureau, 5/6/11)
Democrats have right idea on taxes, but it’s too late (Las Vegas Sun, 5/6/11)
Opinion: Governor Sandoval and that state budget (Reno Gazette Journal, 5/6/11)
Commentary: What state was Sandoval looking at? It couldn’t be ours (Las Vegas Sun, 5/5/11)
Democrats unveil tax, spending plan (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/5/11)
Democrats out to build support for alternative to governor’s budget plan (Las Vegas Sun, 5/5/11)
Dems unveil tas plan, Republicans remain opposed to revenue hikes (Nevada News Bureau, 5/5/11)
Editorial: Sandoval budget plan lacks vision (Las Vegas Sun, 5/5/11)
Dems budget plan finds hundreds of millions for schools (KLAS-TV, 5/5/11)
Democrats unveil proposed congressional district maps (Nevada News Bureau, 5/5/11)
State GOP files suit over NV-2 special election rules (Nevada News Bureau, 5/5/11)
Democrats’ budget plan includes taxes on business revenue, consumer services (Las Vegas Sun,5/5/11)
Commentary: Why do Southern NV legislators hate Southern NV so much? (Las Vegas Gleaner, 5/5/11)
Democrats talk taxes, finally (Slash Politics, 5/4/11)
Sandoval staff member says school layoffs not needed (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/4/11)
NV group calls for corporate profits, services tax (Forbes, 5/4/11)
Editorial: Sandoval and the state budget (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/4/11)
Video: Tax expert examines Nevada’s revenue problem (KLAS-TV, 5/4/11)
Democrats reject education spending cuts (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/4/11)
Opinion: Education budget fight is a war over mere scraps (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/4/11)
Here comes the Democrats’ tax plan, but is it DOA? (Las Vegas Sun, 5/4/11)
Liberal activists pressure lawmakers for a tax increase, Democrats to release plan Thursday (Las Vegas Sun, 5/4/11)
Commentary: Nation’s most overrated governor cleverly masks illogical policy behind awkward delivery (Las Vegas Gleaner, 5/4/11)
Sandoval makes budget pitch in televised speech (KTVN, 5/3/11)
Economic forecast adds $217M to NV general fund (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/3/11)
After tiff, Republicans offer ‘minor tweaks’ to redistricting proposal (Nevada News Bureau, 5/3/11)
Democrats reject Sandoval proposals to cut K-12 spending (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/3/11)
The full text of Sandoval’s budget speech (Nevada News Bureau, 5/3/11)
Democrats reject education cuts in prelude to tax increase debate (Las Vegas Sun, 5/3/11)
Sandoval pushes for budget with reduced cuts (Las Vegas Sun, 5/3/11)
Sandoval: Nevada economy improving, recovery fragile, sacrifice needed (Reno Gazette Journal,5/3/11)
Sandoval calls for patience, optimism in televised speech (Nevada News Bureau, 5/3/11)
Party-line votes on public education funding create $700 million hole in budget (Nevada News Bureau, 5/3/11)
Legal opinions for and against an open special election (Nevada News Bureau, 5/3/11)
State GOP to hold special meeting (Nevada News Bureau, 5/3/11)
Sandoval task force looks to eliminate unneeded state boards (Las Vegas Sun, 5/3/11)
NV Dems OK education budget $650M more than governor’s (Las Vegas Sun, 5/3/11)
$274 million in new state revenue softens state budget cuts (Las Vegas Sun, 5/2/11)
State budget forecasters raise revenue projection (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/2/11)
Economic Forum weighs state revenue projections (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5/2/11)
NV will have open US House race to replace Dean Heller (Las Vegas Sun, 5/2/11)
NV budget gets funding boost from economic forum; Dems say it isn’t enough (Nevada News Bureau,5/2/11)
GOP attorney points to precedent, statutes to justify likely legal challenge in special election(Nevada News Bureau, 5/2/11)
Sec of State says NV-2 special election will be open ballot, GOP protests (Nevada News Bureau,5/2/11)
Sec of State declares special election open for all (Nevada News Bureau, 5/2/11)
Editorial: It’s not multiple choice (Las Vegas Sun, 5/2/11)
State budgeting, in earnest, begins Monday (Las Vegas Sun, 5/1/11)
APRIL 2011
Democrats bringing out big guns in state budget fight (Las Vegas Sun, 4/30/11)
GOP redistricting plan ‘packs’ Hispanics, say Dems (MyNews4, 4/29/11)
First special House election in Nevada history set, chaos to ensue (Las Vegas Sun, 4/29/11)
Special election to replace Heller set for September (LA Times, 4/29/11)
Assembly hears details of Sandoval social services program cuts in Friday budget review (Nevada News Bureau, 4/29/11)
Legislature debates cuts to benefits, overtime, pay increases for states employees (Nevada News Bureau, 4/29/11)
In Nevada, an early testing ground for 2012 (LA Times, 4/29/11)
Angle preps for battle with ‘left wing of the Republican Party’ (The Hill, 4/29/11)
Parties advance plans for new district boundaries (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 4/28/11)
Past could be precedent in Nevada special election (Roll Call, 4/28/11)
Dean Heller in US Senate shifts landscape in state politics (Las Vegas Sun, 4/28/11)
Republican lawmakers introduce redistricting plans (Nevada News Bureau, 4/28/11)
GOP fires first shot in redistricting battle in Legislature (Las Vegas Sun, 4/28/11)
Democrats release proposed redistricting maps for Senate and Assembly (Las Vegas Sun, 4/28/11)
Assembly Republicans split with Senate Republicans over redistricting plans (Las Vegas Sun,4/28/11)
Legislature to see Democratic proposals for new Senate and Assembly districts (Nevada News Bureau,4/28/11)
Sandoval chooses Dean Heller as Ensign replacement (Las Vegas Sun, 4/27/11)
Democrats see silver lining in Heller appointment (Huffington Post, 4/27/11)
Heller gets Senate nod: The roundup (Slash Politics, 4/27/11)
$50 Million budget amendment mitigates harshest cuts in NV budget (Nevada News Bureau,4/26/11)
Lawmakers set to release first maps in redistricting process (Nevada News Bureau, 4/26/11)
Sandoval rebuffs Democrats’ request for public hearings on Ensign replacement (Nevada News Bureau, 4/25/11)

Democrats, GOP far apart on state spending bill (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 4/25/11)
Bill removing mining industry eminent domain privileges passes Assembly, heads to governor(Nevada News Bureau, 4/25/11)
Rep. Heck praises Gov. Sandoval’s budget for not including tax increases (Nevada News Bureau,4/25/11)
Over decades, mining forged close ties with NV legislators (Las Vegas Sun, 4/24/11)
Ensign’s resignation leads to GOP free-for-all (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 4/24/11)
Tea Party Express is back on the job in Nevada (Nevada News Bureau, 4/24/11)
Sandoval says premature to speculate on US Senate appointment (Nevada News Bureau, 4/22/11)
Assembly Republicans hold with Sandoval on higher ed budget, ensuring stalemate continues(Nevada News Bureau, 4/22/11)
Rural lawmakers could pay high price for backing governor on budget (Nevada News Bureau,4/22/11)
Political peril for Sandoval in naming Ensign replacement (Washington Post, 4/22/11)
After Ensign resignation, Nevada is a battleground on steroids (National Journal, 4/21/11)
In late night hearing, Assembly caught up in education funding numbers game (Nevada News Bureau, 4/19/11)
NV tax policy: Includes artificial flavors, colors and reasoning (Las Vegas Gleaner, 4/19/11)
Tax commission to review mining tax deductions but new revenue not likely for budget (Nevada News Bureau, 4/18/11)
Debate over state budget ‘end game’ suggests compromise far off (Nevada News Bureau, 4/18/11)
Tax-and-spend Chamber boss destined for disappointment (Slash Politics, 4/18/11)
Assemblyman asks leaders to ‘put their cards on the table’ at forum (Nevada News Bureau, 4/18/11)
Immigration bills fall short as deadline passes (Nevada News Bureau, 4/18/11)
Nevada’s redistricting battle shaped by growing Latino population (Fronteras, 4/15/11)
Many bills to amend state constitution, including school vouchers, fail to advance (Nevada News Bureau, 4/15/11)
What does the NV tea party have in common with progressives? (Nevada News Bureau, 4/15/11)
Report says NV in top ten at increasing voter participation in 2010 elections (Nevada News Bureau,4/15/11)
Bill dealing with appeals of local govts land use decisions passes NV Senate (Nevada News Bureau,4/14/11)
Bill that could bring millions from casinos survives bill deadline (Nevada News Bureau, 4/14/11)
Nevada charts steady, predictable course (Las Vegas Gleaner, 4/13/11)
E-mails show pass-through coordination of PAC donations to Rory Reid’s guber run (Las Vegas Sun,4/13/11)
Senate panel hears testimony on moving Nevada toward school choice (Nevada News Bureau,4/12/11)
New radio ad targets state Republicans over taxes (Las Vegas City Life, 4/12/11)
Sandoval issues executive order to review commissions (Nevada News Bureau, 4/12/11)
Tensions increase in Carson City over tax debate (Las Vegas City LIfe, 4/12/11)
Democratic leaders move budget debate into the open (Las Vegas City Life, 4/12/11)
Sandoval  says his policy proposals should be evaluated on their own merits (Nevada News Bureau,4/12/11)
Public sector unions and local governments spar over collective bargaining (Nevada News Bureau,4/12/11)
Partisan politics enter fray as regents consider closing colleges (Nevada News Bureau, 4/8/11)
Measure raising bar before state could shift costs to local governments endorsed by mayors (Nevada News Bureau, 4/7/11)
Republicans accuse Democrats of ignoring GOP bills as deadline looms (Nevada News Bureau,4/6/11)
Immigration bill sparks heated debate in Legislature (Nevada News Bureau, 4/6/11)
Nevada’s revenue from mining pales in comparison to Wyoming (Las Vegas Gleaner, 4/6/11)
Sin tax debate focuses on public health benefits, revenues, effects on business (Nevada News Bureau,4/5/11)
Governor’s first veto sparks public relations battle (Nevada News Bureau, 4/4/11)
Rural Nevadans worry as Legislature plans new political maps (Nevada News Bureau, 4/3/11)
Specific tax proposals finally on the agenda in week nine of Legislature (Nevada News Bureau,4/1/11)
MARCH 2011
Union group finds support for public workers in poll (Nevada News Bureau, 3/30/11)
Opinion: Republicans aren’t going to do it for the children (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 3/29/11)
Governor’s veto looms as Democrats showcase suffering schools (Nevada News Bureau, 3/29/11)
Pension reform debate to proceed, but without bill from Sandoval Administration (Nevada News Bureau, 3/29/11)
Bill would remove overtime pay provisions (Nevada News Bureau, 3/28/11)
Legislative Dems, Sandoval Administration remain at odds over state budget (Nevada News Bureau,3/28/11)
Dem leader says governor’s budget leaves $2.5 billion revenue gap (Las Vegas Review-Journal,3/28/11)
Sandoval will veto school bond bill; expresses confidence that Medicaid rate reductions are legal(Nevada News Bureau, 3/24/11)
Moody’s downgrades Nevada’s credit rating (Nevada News Bureau, 3/24/11)
Think tank analysis says collective bargaining needs reforms to improve student achievement(Nevada News Bureau, 3/23/11)
Is the sad state of Nevada public education a deterrent for relocating companies? (Nevada News Bureau, 3/23/11)
Income growth in Nevada last in nation (Nevada News Bureau, 3/23/11)
Sandoval: Zero is a ‘fair share’ – at least for mining (Las Vegas Gleaner, 3/22/11)
East meets west: Haley Barbour visits Nevada, confirms likely presidential run (Nevada News Bureau, 3/22/11)
Assembly bill could extract millions in revenue from casinos (Nevada News Bureau, 3/22/11)
Record-breaking numbers of students rally against budget cuts at Legislature (Nevada News Bureau,3/21/11)
Allegations of gerrymandering fly as legislators address redistricting (Nevada News Bureau,3/16/11)
State Senate Majority leader requests emergency bill to audit tax department (Nevada News Bureau, 3/14/11)

Mining industry facing scrutiny (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 3/13/11)
Some unlucky teachers hit twice in Sandoval’s budget proposal (Nevada News Bureau, 3/13/11)
Sandoval removes tax department director after failure to audit mining companies (Las Vegas Sun,3/11/11)
Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-Jones Vargas (Las Vegas Gleaner, 3/11/11)
Report suggests economic growth may soon be under way in Nevada (Nevada News Bureau,3/11/11)
Opinion: A few things mining spokesman Brian Sandoval won’t tell you (Las Vegas City Life,3/10/11)
Lt. Governor criticized at Board of Regents meeting (Nevada News Bureau, 3/10/11)
Nevada mining industry avoids audits (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 3/10/11)
Former governor says Sandoval should decide next state GOP chair (Nevada News Bureau, 3/10/11)
Sandoval confirms veto threat of two Democratic jobs bills (Nevada News Bureau, 3/8/11)
Governor’s budget could add another pay cut for teachers (Nevada News Bureau, 3/7/11)
State lawmaker speaks out against unfunded federal mandates (Nevada News Bureau, 3/7/11)
Some say Democrats’ jobs bill ‘not a jobs bill’ (Nevada News Bureau, 3/7/11)
Rory Reid’s gubernatorial campaign circumvented contribution limits, created 91 shell PACs (Las Vegas Sun, 3/4/11)
Gov. Sandoval says NGA meetings productive; could help on jobs front (Nevada News Bureau,3/1/11)
State Senate leader drops call for corporate income tax (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 3/1/11)
FEBRUARY 2011
Public pension reform details emerge from Sandoval Administration (Nevada News Bureau,2/28/11)

Sandoval provides details of school voucher bill (Nevada News Bureau, 2/28/11)

Nevada small business owners support key aspect of health care law (Nevada News Bureau,2/28/11)

Commentary: Can Nevada find a way forward? (Las Vegas Sun, 2/27/11)

Nevada 49th lowest in tax burden, but 28th in tax collections, new study says (Nevada News Bureau, 2/25/11)

How to save Nevada in a few easy steps (Slash Politics, 2/25/11)

Recession leading to exodus of university faculty (Nevada News Bureau, 2/23/11)

Editorial: Governor, lawmakers need the same budget script (Las Vegas Sun, 2/20/11)

Lawmakers entertain punting budget questions to voters (Las Vegas Sun, 2/20/11)

States rights resolution will get legislative hearing (Nevada News Bureau, 2/17/11)

State employees protest lack of discussion on tax hikes to help balance budget (Nevada News Bureau,2/14/11)

Business leaders say low taxes not enough to create jobs (Nevada News Bureau, 2/14/11)

Opinion: Hating public employees is the new black (Las Vegas City Life, 2/10/11)

Democratic lawmakers announce new job creation initiatives (Nevada News Bureau, 2/10/11)

Senate panel hears jobs proposal, but call for tax hikes face opposition (Nevada News Bureau, 2/9/11)

Sandoval looking to save every penny in stressed state budget (Nevada News Bureau, 2/8/11)

Horsford says Sandoval’s plan for mining industry violates no-new-taxes pledge (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 2/8/11)

NV lawmakers vote to cut their own pay 4.6% (Nevada News Bureau, 2/7/11)

Conservatives come to the defense of Sandoval’s budget (Nevada News Bureau, 2/7/11)

Sandoval unfazed by opposition to his budget plan (Las Vegas Sun, 2/6/11)

Four state budget scenarios – none pretty (Las Vegas Sun, 2/6/11)

Welcome to the 2011 Legislature (Las Vegas Sun, 2/6/11)

Lawmakers weigh hard choices as session starts (Reno Gazette Journal, 2/5/11)

Sandoval won’t push bill to eliminate collective bargaining (Las Vegas Sun, 2/4/11)

Higher Ed leaders call budget cuts a ’starvation diet‘ (Nevada News Bureau, 2/3/11)

Editorial: Rhetoric versus reality (Las Vegas Sun, 2/3/11)

Sandoval Administration moves forward with priority-based budgeting (Nevada News Bureau,2/3/11)

Report: Sandoval education cuts ‘by far the largest’ ever in Nevada (Las Vegas Review-Journal,2/3/11)

Commentary: What does Sandoval mean when he says ‘make Nevada Nevada again?’ (Reno News Review, 2/3/11)

After FL judge declares healthcare law unconstitutional, Nevada will continue implementation(Nevada News Bureau, 2/2/11)

Why Sandoval’s cash-grab is leaving cities unscathed while counties pay (Las Vegas Sun, 2/2/11)

NV prisons would be spared from deep budget cuts (Las Vegas Sun, 2/2/11)

Yes, Sandoval is raising taxes, group asserts (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 2/2/11)

Opinion: Lawmakers must reset Nevada’s old revenue structure (Las Vegas Review-Journal,2/2/11)

Sandoval sees no need for state bankruptcy option (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 2/2/11)

Mental health cuts opposed (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 2/2/11)

GOP legislative leaders ask for end of Democratic rhetoric on budget (Nevada News Bureau, 2/2/11)

GOP unites behind Sandoval budget (Las Vegas CityLife, 2/1/11)

Nevada judges plead against mental health cuts (Forbes, 2/1/11)

The honeymoon’s over in Nevada (LA Times, 2/1/11)

Tenured professors may depart if forced to take pay cuts, chancellor warns (Nevada News Bureau,2/1/11)

JANUARY 2011

Sandoval seeks justification for continued existence of 183 state boards (Nevada News Bureau,1/31/11)

Nevada officials react to judge’s ruling on health care overhaul (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 1/31/11)

Sandoval pleased with judge’s ruling on federal health reform law (Las Vegas Sun, 1/31/11)

Budget battle means a likely special session — again (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 1/31/11)

Opinion: The state of the state is precarious (Nevada Appeal, 1/30/11)

Reno 2020: Sandoval’s development position gets thumbs-up from regional agencies (Reno Gazette-Journal, 1/30/11)

Opinion: ‘It’s the worst government in any state. The laziest’ (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 1/30/11)

Legislators hear appeals for increases, not cuts, in government services (Las Vegas Review-Journal,1/30/11)

Education in forefront of upcoming budget battle (Las Vegas Sun, 1/30/11)

Sandoval, state Democrats politely disagree on budget (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 1/30/11)

Elite group met secretly to discuss budget, taxes (Las Vegas Sun, 1/30/11)

Editorial: The budget’s hidden cost (Las Vegas Sun, 1/30/11)

Commentary: How to boost spending without raising taxes (Las Vegas Sun, 1/30/11)

Commentary: Higher education is not broken (Las Vegas Sun, 1/30/11)

Hundreds in Vegas, Reno protest budget cuts at town hall meetings (Las Vegas Sun, 1/29/11)

Budget hearing: Many in Reno worried about proposed cuts (Reno Gazette Journal, 1/29/11)

Hundreds voice concerns over budget cuts (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 1/29/11)

Proposed cuts leave Nevadans on both sides of budget debate (Las Vegas Sun, 1/29/11)

Las Vegas: Proposed Sandoval budget would cripple schools, speakers say (Reno Gazette Journal,1/29/11)

Lawmakers host town halls to discuss Nevada budget (Las Vegas Sun, 1/29/11)

UNLV president tells rally to fight proposed cuts (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 1/29/11)

Commentary: Even slight agreement before Legislature meets feels good (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 1/29/11)

Board of Regents Chairman calls for tax increases (Nevada News Bureau, 1/28/11)

Sandoval calls for deep budget cuts, no new taxes and k-12 reform (Ely Times, 1/28/11)

Governor advocates modernizing gaming regulations (Las Vegas Sun, 1/28/11)

Dem leader goes on offensive on higher education cuts (Las Vegas Sun, 1/28/11)

Opinion: Sandoval, Obama speeches provide a teachable moment (Las Vegas Review-Journal,1/27/11)

Chancellor: Tuition would have to go up 73% to cover Sandoval budget gap (Las Vegas Sun,1/27/11)

Chancellor says budget cuts threaten education system (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 1/27/11)

Sandoval administration to Dems seeking more funding: ‘Show a tax plan’ (Las Vegas Sun, 1/27/11)

Nevada pushes ahead to implement ‘unconstitutional’ health care reform (Nevada News Bureau,1/27/11)

Sandoval: ‘The cure is not more government spending’ (LA Times, 1/27/11)

Sandoval proposal: Children who can’t pass reading test will remain in 3rd grade (Nevada News Bureau, 1/26/11)

Commentary: Sandoval’s paradoxical State of the State (Las Vegas Sun, 1/26/11)

Republican accuses Dems of being ‘rude’ to governor’s chief of staff (Nevada News Bureau, 1/26/11)

Democrats grill Sandoval budget director over proposed budget (Nevada News Bureau, 1/25/11)

Editorial: Sandoval’s first State of the State hits many of the right notes (Reno Gazette Journal,1/25/11)

Lawmaker questions Sandoval plan to securitize insurance tax (Nevada News Bureau, 1/25/11)

State of the State: Good, bad, ugly (Las Vegas CityLife, 1/25/11)

Sandoval proposes economic plan to encourage private sector job growth (Nevada News Bureau,1/24/11)

State of State: Sandoval mixes optimism, harsh reality (Reno Gazette Journal, 1/24/11)

State of the state speech gets mixed reviews from focus group (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 1/24/11)

Governor proposes major changes to K-12 system (Nevada News Bureau, 1/24/11)

Commentary: Be the State of the State Sandoval should deliver (Las Vegas Sun, 1/23/11)

Is Sandoval’s ’shared-sacrifice’ budget the solution to state’s economic woes? (Las Vegas Sun,1/23/11)

Commentary: Raggio: We’re looking at the state budget backwards (Reno Gazette Journal,1/23/11)

State coalition challenges Sandoval’s anti-tax stand (Reno Gazette Journal, 1/22/11)

Nevada’s unemployment fund could remain insolvent until 2018 (Nevada News Bureau, 1/21/11)

Coalition calls for tax hike to fund public construction projects (Nevada News Bureau, 1/20/11)

Former Sen Raggio opposes full home rule for local governments (Nevada News Bureau, 1/17/11)

Two visions, one party (Las Vegas CityLife, 1/17/11) The irreplaceable Mr. Raggio (Las Vegas CityLife, 1/17/11)

Sandoval to pursue constitutional change for school choice (Nevada News Bureau, 1/14/11)

Sen. Raggio criticizes Sandoval’s ‘rigid’ anti-tax position (Nevada News Bureau, 1/13/11)

Governor’s salary cuts to include teachers, higher-ed employees (Nevada News Bureau, 1/13/11)

Opinion: Is raising taxes the worst thing we could do? (Nevada Appeal, 1/13/11)

Analysis: What is the effect of taxes on state economies? (Reno Gazette Journal, 1/12/11)

Sandoval announces 5% pay cut for state employees instead of furloughs (Nevada News Bureau,1/12/11)

NV leaders ponder Nevada 2.0 (Nevada News Bureau, 1/12/11)

Sandoval considers higher education autonomy in budget (Nevada News Bureau, 1/11/11)

Governor’s office releases salary list (Nevada News Bureau, 1/10/11)

Will Nevada heed its wake-up call, take steps to diversify? (Las Vegas Sun, 1/8/11)

Sandoval says he will seek property tax support for higher education system (Nevada News Bureau,1/8/11)

Raggio quits legislature; Nevada politics changes forever (Las Vegas City Life, 1/5/11)

Sen. Raggio announces retirement (Nevada News Bureau, 1/5/11)

Economists say Nevada’s budget problems not going away anytime soon (Las Vegas Sun, 1/5/11)

Shifting cost local govt could be part of Sandoval budget plan (Nevada News Bureau, 1/4/11)

Sandoval sworn in announces regulation freeze as pro-business move (Nevada News Bureau, 1/3/11)

Run for Congress likely for Rory (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 1/3/11)

Is Gibbons’ failure result of economy or Gibbons? (Las Vegas City Life, 1/3/11)

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