Editor's note: This piece, which originally ran in the Feb/March 2010 issue of Desert Companion, speculates on what might happen if Reid had lost his re-election to Republican challenger Sharron Angle. With the announcement of Reid's retirement, some of Hugh Jackson's observations are just as relevant today as they were five years ago.
So let me get this straight: It’s legal to possess medical marijuana — but illegal to actually buy it? Lobbyists must tell the public what gifts they’re lavishing on lawmakers — but only during certain months of the year? And in many cases, unelected bureaucrats are deciding how much public employees earn? We need to fix this. We need to pass some laws.
After losing her Senate bid, a reflective Shelley Berkley speaks her mind on dirty campaigns, a distinguished career in Congress — and her future in politics Shelley Berkley came within a percentage point of becoming Nevada’s junior senator, a fact that she has spent the past two months digesting. She was defeated by Sen.
Most of the attention during the 2011 Legislature was focused either on the legislative building or across the tree-lined courtyard at the state Capitol, where Gov. Brian Sandoval works in an expansive office.