Nevada Political Roundup March 15

Welcome to the Tom Clark Solutions weekly roundup!
Here is where we’ll keep you informed on what is happening in Nevada politics.

Opening remarks

On this day, the “Ides of March” in 44 BC, Julius Caesar was assassinated, stabbed to death at a meeting of the Senate.
The last day to file for office in Nevada is this Friday. I wonder, is there a Brutus, Cassius or other conspirator among them? A candidate that will cast, not a knife, but a majority vote that takes down an incumbent.
I’m sure you’ve already seen campaign signs popping up in neighborhoods and a litany of TV and social media ads. I witnessed a digital billboard for a candidate this morning.
You can see the updated list of candidates and keep an eye out after Friday as many candidates will change their minds and we’ll make note.
This is going to be an epic Election Season!

Important Deadlines

Candidate Filing PeriodMarch 7 – March 18, 2022
Primary ElectionTuesday June 14, 2022
Primary Early VotingMay 28 – June 10
General ElectionTuesday November 8, 2022
General Early VotingOctober 22 – November 4


Governor Sisolak is getting primaried.
Tom Collins filed yesterday with the SOS office as a Democratic candidate for Governor. Happy pie day Sisolak?
COVID-19 is ‘becoming endemic,’ state official says, as metrics continue decline
State officials said last Thursday that they would stop reporting daily COVID numbers, shifting to a new era of the pandemic when state and local agencies only report numbers once a week, on Wednesdays.
Robert Beadles is wealthy, new to town and wants to upend Reno’s politics. Who is he?
This is an in-depth piece by the RGJ’s local government reporter Mark Robinson on the person at the center of recall efforts for Washoe County Commission Chair Vaughn Hartung and Washoe County School Board President Angie Taylor as well as the controversial election process overhaul introduced by Commissioner Herman last month.

Political News

Dem poll: Lombardo leads GOP gov primary, but support looks soft
According to a new poll paid for by the Democratic Governors Association, Joe Lombardo polled at 26%, with Dean Heller and John Lee at 13%, followed by Joey Gilbert at 12% and Michele Fiore at 8%. However, the poll leader was “not sure” at 27%.

Judge rules sales, gaming tax petitions must be taken off 2022 ballot
A Carson City District Judge has ruled that the two Clark County Education Association tax initiatives aimed at hiking the gaming and sales tax be taken off the 2022 ballot, reversing Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske’s plan to leave them on the ballot.  The Nevada Independent has a comprehensive background on the saga that are these ballot initiatives. Furthermore, Nevada Independent assistant editor Riley Snyder reported today that the SOS office intends to appeal the ruling.

Judge blocks GOP-backed redistricting lawsuit for 2022 election
Last week, Senior District Judge Robert Estes said in a ruling that it would be “not fair” to interrupt the ongoing election process and two-week candidate filing period, and that the “election is going to proceed” under the boundary lines adopted after November’s special legislative session.

Economic News

Nevada’s unemployment rate falls to 5.2 percent
State department heads told to plan flat budgets
During last Wednesday’s “Budget Kickoff”, state agencies were told that Gov. Steve Sisolak is planning a flat budget for the coming biennium. That means agencies are capped at two times their legislatively approved 2023 fiscal year budget.
Sisolak pledges more help on affordable housing, trumpets half-billion housing investment

What we’re doing this Interim

The 2021 Nevada Legislature passed Assembly Bill 443, Legislation that fundamentally changed the way the Legislature operates between Sessions. The newly formed Interim Standing Committees have begun meeting, hearing overviews of their mission and setting agendas for the next eleven months.

They continue to meet via video conference but we’re hopeful that by Spring some will begin to meet in person. Click here to view a list of upcoming Joint Interim Standing Committee meetings.

2021 Redistricting Maps

The new boundaries would give 14 of the 21 state Senate districts and 27 of the 42 Assembly districts a voter registration advantage for Democrats over Republicans of more than 4.5 percent.

The Nevada Independent

Please see the links below to view the new district lines for Nevada Assembly, Senate and Congressional delegation.

Congressional Congressional

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