Fiore Again Ousted From GOP Assembly Leadership

Nevada lawmaker and taxation committee chair Michele Fiore has once again been removed from leadership positions in the Republican Assembly Caucus.

Assembly Speaker John Hambrick announced the removal Thursday, a day after writing a Facebook post critical of public accusations she made about two Republican consultants.

Fiore came under fire last week after political reporter Jon Ralston reported that more than $1 million in liens had been filed against her in the past decade.

She was briefly removed from leadership but restored hours later.

She responded to questions about the liens in a round of media earlier this week, blaming a dishonest employee and her ex-husband for the tax problems and accusing two consultants of conspiring against her.

Hambrick later defended the consultants and called the comments regrettable and baseless.

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