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Clark County commissioners working on public/private partnership to build housing for homeless, Gibson says
News - December 28, 2018

"So we have identified some properties, BLM properties around the valley that are in Clark County and our proposal will include building or converting current facilities for some number of homeless people." Clark County Commissioner Jim Gibson

Pot lounges may solve dilemma faced by Las Vegas tourists with Nevada's marijuana laws, Clark commissioner says
News - December 28, 2018

"The thing that I am concerned about is that we have a whole lot of (marijuana) consumption that is happening illegally and we voted as a state to legalize it. So there are some disconnects along the way." Clark County Commissioner Jim Gibson

Las Vegas should establish 'pot lounges' to boost marijuana-based tourism, Clark County commissioner-elect says
News - December 27, 2018

"What we really need to get this tourism off the ground are these pot lounges, so we can actually legitimately say, 'Come to Nevada, purchase it and there's a place to use it." Clark County Commissioner-elect Tick Segerblom

Medicaid for many? Assembly Democrats will consider new health-care plan in 2019 Legislature, Frierson says
News - December 18, 2018

"I think we have an opportunity to revisit legislation from last session, fine tune it and see if it is something palatable, to be able to provide health care for every Nevadan, if possible." Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson

All of Nevada's marijuana tax money should go to education, Assembly leader says
News - December 18, 2018

"The will of the people is that money would go toward education and it should." Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson

Democrats will reintroduce bills at upcoming Legislature that Gov. Sandoval vetoed in 2017, Rogich says
News - December 14, 2018

"All those bills that Brian Sandoval vetoed, I think there were 41 of them, they are all going to come back." Sig Rogich, president of Rogich Communications

U.S. House controlled by Democrats could help legal marijuana industry with banking problem, Titus says
News - December 12, 2018

"Some people see it as a criminal justice issue. Some see it as a states rights issue. Some look at it just as a business and some are just old hippies who just want to get stoned." Rep. Dina Titus, D-LV

With gaming licensing renewal looming, U.S.-China trade war concerns Las Vegas companies in Macau, Mulroy says
News - December 7, 2018

"Obviously, all of us from Las Vegas who have licenses to own properties and have gaming licenses in Macau, those licenses were always time-limited. And those licenses are coming up and I think there is a concern that we have pushed the Chinese so far that this snowball of retaliation can come back to haunt all of us." Pat Mulroy, board members of Wynn Resorts

Caesars positioned to jump into lucrative Japanese gaming market, Jones Blackhurst says
News - December 6, 2018

"Japan is hugely important, not only to Caesars but the entire gaming industry. This is probably the single most important market to open in the last decade for sure, maybe the last two decades." Jan Jones Blackhurst, executive VP government relations and corporate responsibility for Caesars Entertainment.

Las Vegas mayor wants state to revamp education system, urges Sisolak to be careful with gubernatorial hires
News - December 6, 2018

"Gov. Sisolak, he is not an educator. He is a fine man and he is very focused on results and I hope he gets the right people around him and doesn't recycle the mediocrity that has been here for 40 years in education." Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman

Washoe, Elko counties shoulder social costs for prosperous smaller counties, longtime CEO says
News - October 11, 2018

"All of the big companies that are coming into Storey County, all of these employees are being housed, schooled and hospital-ed and everything else in Washoe County, Lyon County and some in Churchill County. So we are basically carrying the brunt of the load and not getting any positive fiscal result from that, except for the fact that we get to build lots of new schools and all of the other facilities that are required to house all the people." Tom Gallagher, CEO Summitt Engineering

Special report: Sisolak endorsement leads to big rift between Laxalt campaign, leaders at Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center
News - September 26, 2018

"Is this a problem for Laxalt? Yeah, you have traditional and big money Republicans walking over to the other side."   Eric Herzik, a University of Nevada, Reno political science professor and registered Republican.

TRIC owner responds to 'unhinged,' 'overly emotional attack' by Laxalt consultant against Lance Gilman
Commentary - September 19, 2018

"For Attorney General Laxalt to attack Mr. Gilman is pathetic. Lance has done more for the state of Nevada in the past 12 months than Laxalt has in his entire life." Don Roger Norman

Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center's Gilman has threatened Laxalt, used extortion-like tactics against him, Laxalt consultant says
News - September 18, 2018

"This guy, Lance Gilman, has been doing everything he can to try to threaten the attorney general for months, whether it is sending messengers to try and intimidate the attorney general, or trying to force action from the top law enforcement officer of the state, without even a proper investigation, which now has been done. It is literally appalling what Lance Gilman has been up to this entire year and I believe it is extortionary." Robert Uithoven, Adam Laxalt's campaign consultant

Republican Gilman supports Democrat Sisolak for governor because of his economic development experience
News - September 18, 2018

"Steve Sisolak does economic development. He knows how. And that is the issue." Lance Gilman, longtime Republican and developer of the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Park

Rep. Kihuen, under U.S. House investigation, does not rule out future run for political office
News - September 14, 2018

"Politics is about people's support. And if people support you and if they want you to run, then absolutely (I would run)." Rep. Ruben Kihuen

Yucca nuclear dump poses threat to U.S. military bases in Nevada, Rosen says
News - September 13, 2018

"There are 75,000 metric tons of nuclear waste. At three loads a week via trains or trucks on our freeways, going through over 44 states and 300 counties, it will take 50 years to transport it. So don't tell me that within that 50 years, there is not going to be some kind of accident." Rep. Jacky Rosen

Heller willing to bet $100 Kavanaugh will be comfirmed as Supreme Court justice by end of month
News - September 12, 2018

"Some have argued that he (Kavanaugh) is one of the best legal minds to come before the U.S. Senate in a generation and it is just too bad to see this dog-and-pony show that is going on." U.S. Sen. Dean Heller

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