Sen. James Settelmeyer at the Basque Fry on the Corley Ranch last month.
Photo by Steve Ranson.


District Judge Todd Russell last week awarded almost $170,000 in fees to the attorneys who challenged and reversed the Democratic lawmakers unconstitutional business and DMV tax increases.

In a narrowly construed order he rejected several arguments that would have expanded the ability of individuals to claim fees against the state or local governments.

But Russell agreed the plaintiffs headed by all Republican members of the Nevada Senate including Minority Leader James Settelmeyer of Gardnerville that the “substantial benefit doctrine” applies in this case

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Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday signed Senate Bill 26, which moved up the implementation date of California’s athlete pay law from Jan. 1, 2023, to Sept. 1. | Keith Srakocic/AP Photo

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday night he signed a bill that accelerates the timing of California’s collegiate athlete pay law, making it effective Wednesday instead of in 2023.

The Golden State’s Fair Pay to Play Act, a first-in-the-nation bill signed in 2019 alongside NCAA and professional athletes, allowed student-athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness, which until recently wasn’t allowed due to strict amateurism rules.

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While a growing chorus of rank-and-file Republicans have called for Biden’s resignation or impeachment over the administration’s disastrous exit from Afghanistan, key leaders and others in the party have struck a more measured tone for the moment.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy even pushed back against some of his members during a private conference call Thursday night, suggesting that the demands for Biden’s immediate ouster are counterproductive and saying the focus right now needs to be on getting Americans out of Afghanistan safely. But he also promised to pressure the administration.

“Promise you there is going to be a reckoning,” … Read More