Friday, March 13, 2009 | 3:15 p.m.
Gov. Jim Gibbons is out of state, as is Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki. That means gubernatorial authority rests in the hands of Sen. Mike Schneider, D-Las Vegas, reports the Reno Gazette-Journal's Anjeanette Damon.
She lays out some interesting possibilities: Schneider was told by legal counsel he could sign bills, including the room tax increase that Gibbons is letting pass into law without his signature.
Alas, she reports that Schneider is in no mood for mischief. Gibbons' Chief of Staff Josh Hicks said Gibbons is in California on personal business.