Carpetbaggers or Statesmen? Nevada Legislators, Fix this Ridiculous Flaw!

Apparently, Legislators care more about keeping power in their own hands than they do about the integrity of their members.

The November elections may be over, but many people still have a bad taste in their mouths when remembering how some politicians conducted themselves. The unrelenting barrage of negative campaign ads was bad enough, but we actually had two Democrats running for Assembly who didn’t even live in the districts in which they were running. Meghan Smith, running for Assembly District … [Read more...]

Governor Sandoval Appoints Thom Sheets to Tax Commission

Thomas Sheets has been appointed to the Nevada Tax Commission by Governor Brian Sandoval.

LAS VEGAS – Thomas Sheets, an attorney at McDonald Carano Wilson LLP and former general counsel of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, has been appointed to the Nevada Tax Commission by Governor Brian Sandoval. This appointment marks Sheets’ return to the Nevada Tax Commission, where he served as chair for six years before leaving to work for the FERC. “I’m … [Read more...]

The Role and Responsibilities of State Officers

Read the role and responsibilities of the Nevada State Officers.

In Nevada, six constitutional officers comprise the state government’s executive branch. They are the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, state treasurer and state controller. All are elected to four-year terms and may serve a maximum of two terms. Next year, Nevadans will vote for all positions but governor. The primary obligation of these … [Read more...]