Nevada Legislature 2013: It’s all over but the yelling

Without a doubt, the 77th regular session of the Nevada Legislature will be one for the history books. This session started with the unusual and slightly disturbing situation of Assemblyman Steven Brooks expulsion — a dubious first in Nevada history — after he threatened violence and demonstrated mental instability. (He would go on to be…

NV Senate Majority Leader gets Cowardly Lion treatment for death of AB230

More fall-out from the back-stabbing move by Nevada Senate Majority Leader Mo Denis and a handful of democratic leadership (for now?), who submarined the comprehensive sex ed bill over fears about reelection problems. (By the way, if you are worried that voting on progressive issues will hurt your reelection, you may be in the wrong…

Breaking news: The death of AB230 shows the cowardice of the Nevada Democrats

The comprehensive sex education bill, AB230, has died. It was pulled from the floor late last night after Democratic leadership worried it may hurt Sen. Justin Jones’ reelection chances. This, after women helped get Jones elected, canvassing and phone banking tirelessly to get him the few hundred votes he needed to cross the finish line.…

Bills on the SCS radar

If you’ve been reading the Siren lately, no doubt you’ve noticed my full support of a few bills — comprehensive sex ed and marriage equality, in particular — working through the Nevada Legislature right now. But there are plenty of other bills that are on my radar, too. Breast cancer screening bill: Following the example…

Disgraced RJ publisher calls Nevada girls, especially Hispanics, “easy”

Doesn’t Sherman Frederick know it’s Mother’s Day? Here I am trying to enjoy a rare day off with my family and I have to deal with this piece-of-shit op-ed by the former Review Journal publisher, who was demoted three years ago following his very public “leadership” of the newspaper to endorse Sharron Angle (remember her?)…