Best Republican If You’re a Democrat

Michael Roberson

michael_roberson_by_zack_w_WEBAs state Senate majority leader, Michael Roberson frequently ticked off his Democratic colleagues this spring by forcing through legislation they didn’t like—in other words, doing exactly what Democrats should have been doing when they were in the majority. But Roberson kept his troops mostly united behind a tax overhaul that doesn’t do enough to repair Nevada’s fiscal and educational problems, but at least is a step in the right direction—particularly as far as Democrats are concerned. He and his Republican caucus also blocked some of the nuttier proposals from the Assembly’s far right when they could have scored political points in their party—and further alienated those on the left—by letting them go through.


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