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Follow the money: Breaking down $2.8 million in combined legislative campaign spending from major industries

The Nevada Legislature building
May 3rd, 2021 - 2:00am
In the last installment of our legislative "Follow the Money" series for 2021, we break down more than $2.8 million in legislative campaign spending from more than a dozen major industries.

Follow the Money: Tracking more than $330,000 in legislative campaign donations from the mining industry

Trucks at mine site.
April 26th, 2021 - 2:00am
As lawmakers pursued a historic increase to the mining industry’s tax burden, mining companies and industry PACs combined to contribute more than $330,000 to their campaigns over the course of the 2020 election cycle.

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Nevada Democrats report $453,000 in March fundraising

April 21st, 2021 - 2:00am
Following intra-party turmoil over the election of party leaders backed by the Democratic Socialists of America, the Nevada Democratic Party raised nearly $453,000 in March, including more than $370,000 from small-dollar donors, according to the party’s disclosure filed late Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission.

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Follow the Money: Energy industry donors contributed more than $400,000 to lawmakers ahead of 2021 session

April 19th, 2021 - 2:00am
Amid continuing attempts by a Democratic-led Legislature to grapple with the effects of the energy industry on the climate, a handful of Nevada’s largest energy companies shelled out more than $401,000 to legislative campaigns through the 2020 cycle.


Cortez Masto, Lee top prior first-quarter fundraising tallies as congressional campaigns eye 2022 midterms

April 16th, 2021 - 4:16pm
Congressional representatives across the state reported race-leading fundraising hauls this week, positioning each with an early money advantage more than a year in advance of next summer’s primary elections.

Rep. Steven Horsford announces $363,000 in first quarter fundraising

April 13th, 2021 - 12:21pm
The campaign for Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford announced $363,000 in first-quarter fundraising Tuesday, an amount that lifts his campaign war chest to more than $750,000 through the first three months of the midterm election cycle.

Follow the Money: Tracking more than $607,000 in legislative campaign contributions from lawyers, legal groups

April 12th, 2021 - 2:00am
With nearly a quarter of the Legislature holding legal day jobs or with a J.D. on their wall, it comes as little surprise that law firms, legal groups and lawyers contributed more than $607,000 to legislative campaigns last cycle.

Rep. Susie Lee reports raising more than $600,000 through first quarter of 2021

Susie Lee at a podium wearing a blue shirt
April 12th, 2021 - 2:00am
In the months after securing her second term in Congress last year, Democratic Rep. Susie Lee’s campaign announced more than $600,000 in first-quarter fundraising Monday, raising her cash on hand to nearly $500,000.

Follow the Money: Breaking down more than $769,000 in gaming-industry spending on legislative campaigns

April 5th, 2021 - 2:00am
Amid the most dire threat to casino profits in the history of the Las Vegas Strip, a gaming industry hobbled by the COVID-19 pandemic still gave more than $769,000 to 52 state lawmakers over the course of the 2020 campaign cycle.

Follow the Money: Breaking down more than $840,000 in legislative campaign contributions from business interests

The Legislature on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 during the third day of the 32nd Special Session in Carson City.
March 29th, 2021 - 2:00am
Amid a pandemic year that stalled the Las Vegas economy and severely tested the bottom lines of businesses small and large, chambers of commerce and other business interests gave 61 of 63 Nevada lawmakers more than $840,000 in the 2020 election cycle.

Follow the Money: Breaking down $1.7 million in legislative campaign spending from PACs, political groups and politicians

The Legislature on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 during the third day of the 32nd Special Session in Carson City.
March 22nd, 2021 - 2:00am
Of more than $10.6 million spent on Nevada legislative races in the 2020 cycle, no single group of donors, corporate or otherwise, spent more money than candidates, politicians and political PACs, which combined for more than $1.7 million spread across 61 of the state’s 63 lawmakers.

Follow the Money: Health care companies, insurers gave more than $1 million to legislators ahead of 2021 session

March 15th, 2021 - 2:00am
Health care companies and insurers were among the biggest spenders of the 2020 campaign cycle, shelling out more than $1 million on legislative campaigns over the two year period.

Follow the Money: Breaking down more than $1 million in union and labor group spending on legislative campaigns

March 8th, 2021 - 2:00am
As in most election years, no single group of political donors was a bigger booster for legislative Democrats than labor unions, which shelled out more than $1 million on legislative campaigns in 2020, of which roughly 94 percent went to Democrats.

Mining gave half a million dollars to Sisolak-affiliated PAC shortly before session that could raise tax on industry

Sign in front of the Nevada State Capitol building
March 3rd, 2021 - 4:44pm
Gov. Steve Sisolak’s Home Means Nevada political action committee raised more than $830,000 in the last three months of last year, including $500,000 from Nevada Gold Mines — a joint venture between mining giants Barrick and Newmont — and another $260,000 from the pharmaceutical lobbying group PhRMA, according to campaign finance documents filed Wednesday.

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