Q3 goes negative

With environmentalists now pushing hard for the defeat of the deregulating ballot Question 3, supporters of the measure have gone heavily negative with attacks on NV Energy, the regulated monopoly that supplies most of Nevada with power.

Journalists around the state get lots of news releases with titles like “NV Energy’s Campaign Tells Biggest Lies Yet.”

A wraparound in the Oct. 21 Reno Gazette Journal carried this quote, allegedly from the Clark County Education Association: “NV Energy has leveraged their monopoly power to overcharge the Clark County School District by millions of dollars every year.”

NV Energy did not comment on the charge, but the Washoe County School District and Nevada State Education Association oppose Question 3.