In spite of Laxalt’s head start on the airwaves, and in spite of warnings that commissioners like Sisolak are unelectable because they deal daily in a world of contracts and campaign donations that can look unseemly, Sisolak defeated Laxalt by four points, or almost 40,000 votes. How?
If nothing is certain but death and taxes, it’s inevitable that some elected officials will pass away during their terms — or sometimes before they even begin. Other vacancies arise when lawmakers resign before their terms end. So what happens when there’s suddenly an empty elected seat?
In echoes starting from the primary, the environment played a role in several 2018 races. Ads, rallies and speeches prominently highlighted positions on everything from development near Red Rock National Conservation Area to the Trump administration’s push to deregulate clean air standards.
It’s been quite the week for Democrat Steve Sisolak. Just days after winning a hotly contested race for governor, the chairman of the Clark County Commission announced his engagement to his girlfriend of five years, Kathy Ong, whom he called his soulmate.
Initial estimates of state tax revenue for the two-year budget cycle are between $8.8 and $8.9 billion, below the $9.5 billion in state agency budget requests but at the very minimum equal to Gov. Brian Sandoval’s $8.1 billion two-year budget approved in 2017. The final projection, which can be changed substantially, will be approved at the forum’s December meeting, giving Gov.-elect Steve Sisolak and legislative leaders a starting point on which to build their two-year budget.
One hundred years ago, Nov. 11, 1918, was a day of jubilation — marking the end of World War I and a victory for the Allied Powers. On Sunday, a century after newspaper headlines screamed the good news from Europe, residents across Nevada paid homage to the men and women who have served in the United States military.