“Nevada history is festooned with big bosses and bullies, men who lease the Legislature and occupant of the Governor’s Mansion for pet purposes. [Steve] Wynn isn’t the first, but he certainly ranks among the most prolific practitioners of the political art.” — John L. Smith on a Wynn-sponsored bill intended to chill free speech, particularly that which is critical of Steve Wynn.
Arizona‘s congressional delegation is willing to gamble $1 billion of your and my dollars to keep the Tohono O’odham Nation from having a casino. At the moment, Sen. John
McCain (R) and his junior henchmen are plotting to stick their hypocritically titled Keep the Promise Act onto some piece of must-pass legislation and thwart the tribe in that manner. (When it comes to keeping promises involving Native Americans, Congress’ moral authority is dubious at best.) However, the Congressional Budget Office warns that if the Tohono O’odham sue — as appears certain they will — for not being allowed to make the highest and best use of their land, taxpayers could be on the hook for as much as $1 billion in legal fees, since the law will increase federal spending.
The lone voice of sense in the Arizona delegation belongs to Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D), who warns, Continued >>
Votes are still being audited but the bottom line from Wynn Resorts‘ board election is this: Elaine Wynn is out and the company’s two preferred candidates have been reelected. “The manner in which the existing board has handled the company’s third-largest shareholder and fellow board member, Elaine P. Wynn, the resulting proxy contest, all too public dispute and the continuing multiyear decline in the company’s stock price, compel us to support the dissident,” Egan-Jones Proxy Services advised in vain.
Ms. Wynn’s lawsuit to sever control of her shares from Continued >>