Nevada NewsMakers

Student debt is through the roof and holding back a generation of Americans, Rep. Susie Lee says
News - November 5, 2019

"There is some serious work that needs to be done. Right now, there are people graduating from school and we tell them, 'You've got to go on and get higher ed but now they are going on to higher ed and guess what? They are coming out with tens of thousands of dollars worth of debt. They can't buy houses. So we are strangling them when we should be setting them off in the right direction." U.S. Rep. Susie Lee, D-NV

Domestic terrorism in U.S. sees sharp increase, Sen. Rosen says
News - October 31, 2019

"We had a classified briefing just yesterday, talking about this with the FBI. They (FBI officials) are talking about the rise in racially-motivated crimes, of which antisemitism is one, and (statistics) are through the roof."

Horsford touts California desalination projects as partial solution to Southern Nevada water problems
News - October 30, 2019

"There is real opportunity around water desalinization that would help parts of California tremendously and that would allow us to renegotiate allocations of water from the Colorado River in order for Nevada to get more of our share." Rep. Steven Horsford

Titus finds herself in the middle of impeachment battle in Washington
News - October 29, 2019

"Obviously, he doesn't know the Constitution very well or thinks it is all phony," Rep. Dina Titus, speaking about Donald Trump

Fernley will be 'epicenter' of future development in Northern Nevada, Gilman says
News - October 15, 2019

"Fernley is just ripe for development. It is in the epicenter of what is going to happen over the next 10 or 15 years in Northern Nevada. Fernley is the epicenter." Developer Lance Gilman

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


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