If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead, you must love Yucca Mountain. It keeps coming back. In the new budget submitted by President Donald Trump, we can’t afford the National Endowments for the Humanities and the Arts, or to take care of the poor and sick, but we can afford $120 million to get the licensing back on track for a nuclear waste dump about 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
The biggest news of the day in the NFL has a decidedly college football connection. By a 31-1 vote, NFL owners approved the Raiders move from Oakland to Las Vegas later this decade. The new stadium that will eventually serve as the home for the NFL club is expected to be ready for play for the 2020 season.
When it comes to big-dollar contributions in local elections, donors hope their money translates to access. Experts who track campaign finance data say the reason behind big donations to political candidates at the municipal level stems from a hope that they can bend the ear of a future elected official.