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June 30, 2015

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Another top staffer leaves Nevada governor’s office

Gov. Brian Sandoval's general counsel and policy director Lucas Foletta resigned today. He is the latest in a string of top staff departures from Sandoval's office.

In a terse statement announcing Foletta's abrupt resignation, Sandoval wished Foletta "the very best."

“I thank Lucas for his diligent service to my office and our state,” Sandoval said.

Foletta exits the governor's office two weeks after Sandoval requested the resignation of his state education superintendent James Gutherie.

Last year, Sandoval lost top advisers Heidi Gansert, his chief of staff; and policy director Dale Erquiaga.

A replacement for Foletta has not yet been named.

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  1. He is not losing staffers. He is cleaning house. Good for him.

  2. From the types of issues being decided this 77th Nevada State Legislative Session, it reveals the imbalanced and out of touch with Nevada outsider counsel advice Governor Sandoval has had.

    When the Head of the Nevada Department of Education does NOT follow through on making sure school districts throughout the state have complied with the law to have set up a model for pay for teacher performance, and the Lawmakers this 77th Session need that input, there is a huge problem, just for example. That is a monumental oooopps!

    Commenter Joan Respondi hit the nail on the head here.

    Blessings and Peace,