So you thought the fight over drawing the political lines for Congress and the Legislature was all over in Nevada? Well it is but there's more to know about it. In fact, Propublica argues that both parties have set up funds with little or no accountability to fight the court battle and try to get their way.
For two or three decades some Southern Nevadans have complained about the trickery of legislators from the North who have managed to get more than their fair share from the state's coffers. And according to UNLV Political Scientist David Damore, the shift of Clark County money to the north continued in 2011.
Democrats in the Nevada Legislature have finally rolled out their plan to raise $1.5 billion in additional revenue to restore cuts to education and social services. So why did they pick services as an area to tax? And why should businesses prefer the proposed tax on revenue better than the modified business tax - a payroll tax - that is currently in place. And why did Democrats wait until the last month of the Legislature to present their plan?
A group of women activists in the Nevada Democratic Party has formed Emerge
- a group that offers advice and training for potential women candidates. The group had its first successes in the last election cycle and now has slate of candidates running for diverse offices in the November election.
Republicans have a mobile training school for women candidates, which they'll bring to any city in the country. We talk with both groups' organizers and some of the candidates to find out what the candidate schools
teach and why it's so complicated to be a woman candidate.
Tammy Peterson is one of two Democrats running for the party's nomination in Senate District 8. There is no big ideological difference here but there is a dispute over the way in which the party has given Peterson preferment over Mark Brandon who was running a grassroots campaign within the party.
Christy Hardin Smith, Fire Dog Lake
Brian Keeler, Daily Kos
Krist Novoselic, Musician; Board Member, FairVote.org
Hugh Jackson, Las Vegas Gleaner
Richard Disney, Blogging Man 2007