Host: Sam Shad Pundits: Mary Lau, President and CEO, Retail Association of Nevada Susan Fisher, Government Affairs Group VP, McDonald Carano Wilson Alex Goff, Democratic Party National Committeeman (Part II)
Host: Sam Shad Pundits: Mary Lau, President and CEO, Retail Association of Nevada Susan Fisher, Government Affairs Group VP, McDonald Carano Wilson Alex Goff, Democratic Party National Committeeman (Part I)
Host: Sam Shad Guests: State Senator Scott Hammond, Co-Minority Whip Pundits: John Sande IV, Lobbyist, Argentum Partners Russell Rowe, Rowe Law Group Tray Abney, Managing Partner, Abney Tauchen Group Alexander Marks, NSEA Political Coordinator
Host: Sam Shad Guests: Assemblyman Steve Yeager, Speaker pro Tempore Pundits: Alexander Marks, NSEA Political Coordinator John Sande IV, Lobbyist, Argentum Partners Russell Rowe, Rowe Law Group Tray Abney, Managing Partner, Abney Tauchen Group
"It is no longer just speculation that people see these unidentified flying objects. That's beyond question. And it has even become more transparent in recent months."
Harry Reid, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader
"It is a significant issue, especially in southern Nevada. The vast majority of our customers at Planet 13 are tourists and they are here visiting. Under current regulations, they are permitted to buy (marijuana) product but there is no legal venue for them to use product. It is an issue that we all recognized and an issue that needs to be resolved." Bob Groesbeck, co-CEO for Las Vegas' Planet 13, the world's largest legal/recreational marijuana retail store
"So far the only thing they've asked the Republicans to do is to violate the Constitution. All they want is one critical vote to violate the Constitution, that's it. And in my opinion, they are not going to get it." Sen. James Settelmeyer, Nevada Senate minority leader
"Until there is a significant overhaul of the entire drug pricing system in the U.S., it will still be true that when we go to Canada or Mexico or anywhere else on the globe, drug costs are lower. That doesn't make sense for patients. It is just wrong. Just wrong."
"I don't know if we have had those specific conversations. Like I said, the primary thing that we have focused on is ensuring the marijuana tax money, which we need for education, went to education." Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro, when asked if raising the gaming tax was considered to fund education at the Nevada Legislature
"The rural counties are really in a precarious position, based on revenues. if there are not any additional increases in revenues, it is going to be a challenge for our rural school districts to continue to be able to pay their teachers and provide programs." Ruben Murillo, president of the Nevada State Education Association
"For too long in this state, it has been a punitive system. You commit a crime, we are going to lock you up and then we act surprised when you get out and you re-offend."
Assemblyman Steven Yeager, speaking about Nevada's criminal justice system
"I appreciate where people are coming from ... because they are trying to address the needs of the vulnerable and provide more of a living wage. So as conservatives, we need to have a response to that. How do we get underemployed adults into work force development programs, educational programs, get them up skilled? We have to face the reality that more and more jobs are being automated."
Assemblywoman Jill Tolles, R-Reno
"The biggest reform I think, is effectuating some changes in some of the Category B Felonies. What drives the prison population is the length of time some people are in there and the inability for any kind of rehabilitative service. We need to be able to address these more on the front end."
James Hardesty, Nevada Supreme Court justice
"There have been over 4,000 work cards issued in Mustang Ranch history, in my two decades there. And most of those ladies are in (the business) three-to-five years and out. And the majority will tell you that it is a safe, wonderful and rewarding experience. But you have to talk to the ladies to really understand that." Lance Gilman, owner of two brothels in Storey County