For 50 years the Avis rental car company used the slogan: “We try harder.”
Perhaps the Las Vegas newspaper could adopt the slogan: “We hardly try at all.”
Early Wednesday evening Gov. Brian Sandoval gave his State of the State speech at the Legislature in Carson City and outlined his 2013-15 budget. Admittedly it was a rather lackluster speech and contained no major surprises, but it does ring the bell for Round One of the legislative session, which can mean so much, positively and negatively, to taxpayers, businesses and government services such as education and health care and highways and law enforcement.
Today, the Las Vegas Review-Journal provides its readers with one story by one reporter with one reporter contributing. No sidebars, no graphics, no editorials, no analyses, no columns. Even the photos were from AP. (There was a budget story inside.)
The Reno newspaper, notoriously oblivious to state politics, had a story, a sidebar and an editorial.
The one R-J story even manages to allow Carolyn Edwards, president of the Clark County School Board, continue unchallenged her base canard that the district has experienced $560 million in budget cuts during the past five years, even though the paper carried an op-ed piece thoroughly refuting this claim.
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