Gov. Jim Gibbons on Wednesday directed Nevada's attorney general to sue the federal government over health care reform, intensifying Republican pressure on Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto to file the lawsuit.
Masto, in a response issued late in the day, said she wouldn't be pressured to act swiftly.
Gibbons said Nevada law gives him authority to direct the attorney general to take legal action to protect and secure the interest of the state.
"There is no question that the recently passed health care act eviscerates the interests of the state," the Republican governor wrote in a letter to the attorney general. …