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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

Trump tax cuts show inequality between corporations and working class, Sen. Cortez-Masto says
News - September 11, 2018

"Why should the hard-working families and their tax breaks and more money in their pockets be temporary when everybody else's is permanent?. That is my concern." Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto on the Trump tax cuts.

New DETR policy could expose Nevada businesses to new level of hacking, cyber-security expert warns
News - September 5, 2018

"This potentially affects every single employee and business in Nevada. I think we should take a step back, do a bigger picture risk assessment and in the meantime, let's keep the status quo." Ira Victor, on DETR's new policy about businesses sending sensitive employee information to DETR via the DETR website

Marijuana industry in Las Vegas poised for a big year, Sen. Segerblom says
News - August 24, 2018

"There is a hotel right across the street from the (Las Vegas) convention center and they want to make it a marijuana-friendly hotel because these people from California that come here for tech conventions, they all smoke dope." State Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-LV

Pelosi must step down as Democrats' U.S. House leader, Berkley says
News - August 23, 2018

"At this point, Nancy simply must step down. She is not good for the party anymore." Former U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-LV, on Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi

Tarkanian's immigration plan breaks from Trump on one key aspect: asylum seekers
News - August 22, 2018

"What I believe in is a little bit of a break from what President Trump has been saying. I believe in bringing in people that are refugees from counties that are fleeing from life-threatening situations. The foundation of our country are people like that." Danny Tarkanian, GOP candidate for Nevada's 3rd U.S. House District seat

State lawmakers should not shun brothel boss Hof; some have 'partied' with his prostitutes, LV Councilwoman Fiore says
News - August 13, 2018

"Before (Hof's) getting into the political game, most legislators had visited his brothels, partied with his girls and had taken checks from him." LV City Councilwoman Michele Fiore, speaking about Assembly candidate and brothel owner Dennis Hof

LV City Councilwoman Fiore praises Trump's pardon of Eastern Oregon ranchers
News - August 13, 2018

"Their crime did not fit the punishment the federal judge handed down to them." Las Vegas City Councilwoman Michele Fiore, on Trump's pardon of Dwight and Steve Hammond

Laxalt-Sandoval relationship has 'softened,' says former Gov. List
News - August 9, 2018

"The core thing is Adam (Laxalt) is shy. He is not an outgoing, gregarious sort of person that we are accustomed to seeing in politics. He's bashful. He's shy. He doesn't like to talk about himself. And so he kind of shies away from publicity." Robert List, Nevada governor from 1979 to 1983

Ahern says he 'loves' Donald Trump but has issues with tariffs, health care
News - August 9, 2018

"I'm a Trump supporter and all of that but I really believe that health care should be a government problem and not an employers problem because this causes employees to move around and causes us to have all kinds of problems." Don Ahern, president & CEO of Ahern Rentals

Satre's regret: Not taking Harrah's into Macau gaming market
News - August 1, 2018

"Harrah's missed out on Macau and I will accept some of the responsibility for that. I was at the tail end of my career and we didn't pursue it aggressively." Former Harrah's Entertainment CEO and chairman of the board Phil Satre

Timing is terrible, too risky for economy to support Question 3 in Nevada, Satre says
News - July 31, 2018

"I don't think it is going to work and the evidence is that in most states that have approached it, it hasn't worked. If you look at what has happened in energy in this state, since 2009, the rates for the customer have dropped by 15 percent. We are among the lowest in energy costs in the United States and we are lower than all 14 states that deregulated in the 1990s." Phil Satre, co-chair of 'No on 3'

Reno legal marijuana customers show 'a touch of gray, dispensary owner and deputy police chief say
News - July 27, 2018

"I can tell you that our market is not people who are turning 21, like people would think of with alcohol. For our average customer, 60 percent of our customers are over the age of 40 and these are people that may have dabbled with marijuana in school or previously and now are really trying to study and understand the benefits of cannabis." Fernando Leal, marijuana dispensary owner and managing partner and owner of the Marriott Renaissance resort in downtown Reno

Laxalt's gubernatorial campaign could be hurt by lack of support from Tahoe-Reno Industrial Park developers, political science prof says
News - July 26, 2018

"These are guys with connections. Sure, it is not going to filter down to everybody, but it is going to get some of the people scratching their head and saying, 'Do I really know this Laxalt guy very well? And gee, I know these guys (Gilman and Norman), I work with them and they are doing some great things." Eric Herzik, political science professor, speaking about Tahoe-Reno Industrial Conter developers Lnace Gilman and Don Roger Norman

Sisolak needs strong support from Chris G to beat Laxalt in gubernatorial race, political science prof says
News - July 26, 2018

"You really need, in a sense, to activate that base. Because if there is going to be a blue wave, it has to come the more liberal wing of the party -- women, Latinos and labor and Sisolak has problems with labor." Eric Herzik, University of Nevada, Reno political science professor

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