NEWSMAXTV LAS VEGAS SEEKS DETAILS OF $46,000 ASSEMBLYMAN ANDERSON PAID HIMSELF AND HIS CREDIT CARDS FROM CAMPAIGN DONATIONS

April 27, 2016

On April 27, 2016, NEWSMAXTV LAS VEGAS mailed a certified letter to Republican Majority Leader Assemblyman Paul Anderson asking him to provide NEWSMAX TV LAS VEGAS copies of receipts for over $46,000 in expenses he reported on his 2015 annual report file stamped January 15, 2016 under Nevada Open Records Act § 239 et seq., NRS 293.124, 294A.3, NAC 294A.040, NAC 294A.041,CHAPTER 294A – CAMPAIGN PRACTICES.

Mr. Anderson wrote himself four checks over the course of 2015 totaling some $5,147.77. He wrote another 23 checks totaling $41,087.34 payable to his two credit cards, a Visa Black card and a Capital One card without disclosing the actual recipients of those funds.  Instead of reporting all the vendors he paid, Anderson reported the payments to the credit card companies.  The public has a right to see the details of the $46,000 in expenses Anderson paid out according to legal experts NEWSMAXTV LAS VEGAS spoke with.

NEWSMAXTV LAS VEGAS is also seeking a detailed breakdown of what was purchased with the reward points from the two credit cards he ran his expenses through. Candidates are not allowed to use those kinds of credit card points for personal vacations.

Nothing in Mr. Anderson’s C&E reports are privileged or confidential. As such we expect the information to be provided timely so the voters have the opportunity to review the report for themselves in the spirit of the law.

NEWSMAXTV LAS VEGAS intends on bringing a legal action if Mr. Anderson refuses to comply timely with our request. The Reno Gazette-Journal brought a court case against Governor Gibbons seeking his emails which went to the Nevada Supreme Court in which it ruled Nevada’s Open Records Law “must be construed liberally” to ensure the presumption of openness and explicitly declares that any restriction on disclosure must be construed narrowly” as reported by the Las Vegas Sun December 15, 2011.

Assemblyman Anderson was the architect of the $1.3 Billion business income tax in 2014 sparking a civil war within the Nevada GOP party.  Mr. Anderson is running for reelection in District 13 and is facing heavy opposition from veteran’s advocate, retired US Marine Steve Sanson and Leonard Foster. 

Mr. Anderson is allowed 10 days to comply with the law.

NEWS MAX LAS VEGAS will update this story as it unfolds.

Rob Lauer

NEWSMAXTV LAS VEGAS POLITICAL CONTRIBUTOR

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ASSEMBLYMAN ANDERSON C&E Report for 2015