All I know is what I read in the newspaper, part 2

Does the right hand not know what the left hand is doing?

First, the Las Vegas newspaper’s star columnist, John L. Smith, devotes an entire column to the possibility Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers might push for a voter referendum in June to block public funding for a soccer stadium downtown.

This was followed by a news report about the council voting to fund the stadium, but largely ignored the threat of a referendum, as I so noted at the time, speculating someone might have been miffed at being scooped.

Today the newspaper website has a prominent piece by Smith about Beers being behind a council agenda item an advisory question on the June ballot that would stop the public funding of the stadium. This was posted at 8:27 p.m. Tuesday.

“This has been the most closely divided issue in my time on the council,” Beers said Tuesday evening, according to Smith. “It’s been 4 to 3 for more than a year, although most recently one of the four against became one of the four in favor. It sure seems to me you ought to put the question to the voters.”

The print newspaper today carries not one word of this. Must not be important enough.

Bob Beers (R-J photo)



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