HomePoliticsCORRUPT CANNIZZARO TOOK $200k BEFORE THE SPECIAL SESSION POSSIBLY VIOLATING THE LAW Politics CORRUPT CANNIZZARO TOOK $200k BEFORE THE SPECIAL SESSION POSSIBLY VIOLATING THE LAW July 18, 2020 Rob Lauer Political Reporter Yesterday, Nevada Democrat Senators, led by Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro, tried cutting dental and eye care for poor Nevada kids by some $115 million in the middle of the night. The bill would have also cut education by some $43 million. The bill started out in the Assembly seeking to raise taxes on the Mining Industry and cut spending for poor Nevada kids. Republicans used their super majority and killed the entire bill. It turns out, the Dems wanted to cut Healthcare and education for poor kids and use the money to repay furloughed Nevada State Employees. Then Cannizzaro attempted to restore cuts to State employees made during the pandemic. Then it was discovered that Cannizzaro and the Dems received more than $300,000 in donations from AFSCME, the State Government Employee’s Union, possibly violating State law. Lawmakers are forbidden from receiving money before, during and after a session of the legislature meets. In May, Gov. Sisolak announced he would call a special session to address the pandemic financial issues. May 13, 2020 360 News Las Vegas wrote an oped about a proposed special session. https://360newslasvegas.com/sisolak-special-session-possess-grave-dangers-to-civil-rights/ The 31st (2020) Special Session of the Nevada Legislature began on July 8, 2020. These donations don’t include donations made to individual Dem assemblymen and women. Cannizzaro’s leadership PAC, Born and Raised, received $75,000 directly from Government Employee Unions well within the 30 day from the start of the session, possibly violating State. Direct from the NV Secretary of State Guide for lawmakers: A legislator, governor, governor-elect, lieutenant governor, and lieutenant governor-elect may not solicit or accept a contribution during the period beginning 30 days before and ending 30 days after a regular session of the Nevada Legislature (i.e., January 2, 2021 through July 1, 2021). If a special session is called, a legislator, governor, governor-elect, lieutenant governor and lieutenant governor-elect, may not solicit or accept a campaign contribution during a period prior to the beginning of the special session and ending 15 days after the final adjournment of a special session (NRS 294A.300) April Becker, the Republican Candidate challenging Cannizzaro, said “It’s heartbreaking that Cannizzaro would support cutting millions of dollars from healthcare for Nevada’s most underprivileged children during this pandemic. But it’s not surprising, underprivileged children don’t have lobbyists dumping money into her campaign. Nevada deserves better.” Cannizzaro also received thousands from the Mining Association.