Nevada NewsMakers

Clint Koble, Democratic challenger, critical of Amodei for his 'flip-flop' over impeachment inquiry
News - October 3, 2019

"It concerns me that he has backtracked. For any representative, I think, it is important to say what you mean and mean what you say." Clint Koble, Democratic candidate for Nevada's 2nd U.S. House seat, speaking about Rep. Mark Amodei

Why does Amodei support Trump? He's the 'sitting incumbent Republican President,' Reno's congressman says
News - August 30, 2019

..."Wow, no wonder everybody hates (Washington) D.C." U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Carson City

Reno mayor wants tax breaks to lure small businesses
News - August 28, 2019

"...What I would like to see, actually, is those incentives going to small businesses. Because those are the largest job creators in the country and I think those are the things that we should really be focusing on." Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve

Washoe Commissioner Berkbigler says she'll run for 3rd term
News - August 15, 2019

 "I tell my people at Incline (Village) that if you're unhappy with what I'm doing, I hope you like your next commissioner because the truth is, I could lose easily. I know that." Washoe County Commissioner Marsha Berkbigler

It's all about the Constitution as Settelmeyer bears financial responsibility for Senate GOP lawsuit
News - July 26, 2019

"The key here is the (Nevada) Constitution. They (Democrats) should have brought it in as a two-thirds bill, had discussions and negotiations and show us a legitimate need for the money. They didn't do that. They chose to thwart the will of the people, to say the Constitution was written in pencil." Nevada Senate Minority Leader James Settelmeyer, R-Minden

Democrat Berkley says she appreciates 'some' of Trump's decisions with Israel
News - July 22, 2019

"When I was in Congress, I always supported moving the embassy, the United States embassy to Jerusalem. It seemed to me that Israel was being singled out and being treated differently. Every county on the planet has their embassy in the host nation's capital, with some exceptions and those are exceptions that the host country has determined." Former U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Las Vegas



Conservative Fiore on Legislature: 'It was not as bad as it could have been.'
News - July 12, 2019

"It was the first time in many years when they (Democrats) have had all three houses. And when you put that all together, it was like parents going away for the weekend and the teenagers having a big party." Michele Fiore, Las Vegas city councilwoman, speaking about the recently concluded Nevada Legislature

Segerblom pushes for tax hike by Clark commission to fund schools
News - July 11, 2019

The voters are there (in support) if they know the money is going to go to a specific thing. If it just money going to the bureaucrats, they say 'no way.' But if is a tax that goes to roads or schools, then I think they'll support it." Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom

Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas' marijuana industry go hand-in-hand, top pot executive says
News - July 9, 2019

"We had huge, huge numbers across the board and we were very pleased with that. We can't wait to have them back." Bob Groesbeck, co-CEO of Planet 13

Nevada GOP chairman lacks organizational skills to lead party, Las Vegas Republican says
News - July 8, 2019

"It is a very precarious thing right now because in Nevada, if they don't get some organization, they will lose this state for the President." George Haris, publisher, Liberty Watch magazine

Latino voters have endured a lot of broken promises, R&R's Vassiliadis says
News - July 3, 2019

"They (Latino voters) have had a lot of Democrats, Republicans and other candidates promising -- whether it was help for Dreamers, a path to citizenship, some immigration reform, or something to not detain families and their kids at the border -- and no one has delivered." Billy Vassiliadis, R&R Partners CEO

Harry Reid, worried abut rising debt under Trump, says rich should pay more taxes
News - June 27, 2019

"I hate to keep saying this but it is true: When I was first elected to the House of Representatives and to the Senate and for several years after I was elected to the Senate, the No. 1 issue of the Republican Party was to lower the debt ..."But anymore, Republicans don't seem to give a damn about what the debt is. And, frankly, I don't hear the Democrats raising much hell about it either, and I think that's a mistake." Harry Reid, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader



Harry Reid defends his funding for UFO research, convinced sightings are real
News - June 26, 2019

"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

Las Vegas cannabis CEO critical of proposed state rules on marijuana consumption lounges
News - May 22, 2019

"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

Senate Democrats won't get that one critical GOP vote to hold off legal battle over state budget, Settelmeyer says
News - May 22, 2019

"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

Feds must step in to fix U.S. problem with soaring prescription drug costs, Cancela says
News - May 20, 2019

"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."

Raising gaming tax not discussed for boosting education funding, Senate Majority Leader says
News - May 17, 2019

"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

New Nevada school funding plan does not include new money, may be harmful to rurals, head of teachers' union says
News - May 8, 2019

"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


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