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Gov. Joe Lombardo on stage before giving his inauguration speech on Jan. 3, 2023 at the Carson City Community Center. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)

Pro-Lombardo ‘dark money’ nonprofit started as governor’s inaugural committee

While not unprecedented, Lombardo’s use of a nonprofit to manage his inaugural ball marks a departure from past practice.


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Judge denies request to dismiss defamation lawsuit against state GOP director

Judge Jessica Peterson’s order, issued Thursday, states that Nevada Republican Party Executive Director Alida Benson failed to clear the burden of proof for the anti-SLAPP motion, a law that allows defendants in defamation cases to avoid extensive litigation in cases where a lawsuit might otherwise silence their speech.

Democrats: Lombardo voter ID proposal dead on arrival

Though Lombardo’s proposed voter identification implementation measure and roll back of vote-by-mail options bill, SB405, received an exemption from legislative deadlines, Assembly Speaker Steve Yeager said “There’s no plans for a hearing on that bill.” 

Biden winning hypothetical matchup against Trump, ties DeSantis in Nevada

While Biden's approval rating in Nevada remains underwater, a new Nevada Independent / Noble Predictive Insights poll indicated that voters indeed prefer Biden to the Republican alternatives. Among likely voters, Biden leads former President Donald Trump by a substantial 8 points, 48 percent to 40 percent, and edges out Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis by a 43 percent to 42 percent margin.

Follow the Money: A guide to who gave money to state lawmakers

During the 2022 election cycle, Nevada lawmakers raised a record $13 million through thousands of big-money contributions (those greater than $200) from a variety of groups and entities including unions, real estate developers, major companies and lawyers.

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