Nevada Newsmakers

Unelected staffer on powerful U.S. Senate committee is blocking land transfers in Nevada, Rep. Amodei says
News - February 2, 2023

"The problem is that on the Senate Natural Resources Committee, you've got an individual who has decided that lands bills are evil..." U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Carson City

Developer Norman wants to build, finance a ring road around Fernley to help industrial expansion, Gilman says
News - January 24, 2023

"Right now, there is a real traffic, trucking problem in downtown Fernley. You've got to run through the local streets, so the ring road would have to go in." Developer Lance Gilman

Las Vegas' 'No. 1 issue' is homelessness, says mayor candidate, former U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley
News - January 23, 2023

"I don't believe in warehousing the homeless, I don't believe in busing them to locations outside the city limits. That is cruel and really doesn't solve the problem." Former U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley, now running for mayor of Las Vegas

Legislature expected to consider 'supplemental airport' for Las Vegas in Ivanpah Valley, gaming executive says
News - January 19, 2023

"We are very close to hitting the limit at (the Harry) Reid Airport on just how many people the city can bring in and get out in a timely manner." Andrew Diss, senior vice-president and chief strategy officer of Meruelo Gaming

Developer Tolles welcomes return of pre-pandemic office culture, touts investment in business hotels with strong points programs
News - January 18, 2023

"Listen, I'm an in-the-office guy, old school all day long." Par Tolles

Northern Nevada 'industrial eco-system' moving east of Reno/Sparks, developer Tolles says
News - January 17, 2023

"Land is more and more difficult to come by both in Northern and Southern Nevada. The Truckee Meadows, if you will, from the airport to north of Stead is getting to the point where it is almost built out. So we have to go east and you can talk about all of those budding sub-markets, Silver Springs or Fernley, even Hazen." Par Tolles, Nevada developer

Attack ads boost Chattah's law practice, but helped destroy her, 2 other Republicans in 2022 election 'smear campaign,' she says
News - December 21, 2022

"Even before I tossed my name into the race, I was very well-advised that Republicans eat their own." Sigal Chattah, Republican candidate for attorney general, 2022

Residence Inn coming to Tamarack Casino in Reno; Marriott hotel also considered for Carson Valley, Pegram says
News - December 13, 2022

"I think we will be very successful with that (Marriott) brand. Any time you can team with Marriott -- as a matter of fact -- we're in discussions right now to add another (Marriott) product in the Carson Valley. It will be in the 100-room range." Mike Pegram, co-owner, Tamarack Casino, Carson Valley Inn

Nevada 'in driver's seat' for electric energy future, with lithium mining, battery production and recycling, Business & Industry leader says
News - December 12, 2022

"We are going to go to the full cycle of being able to mine, produce and recycle (lithium). We're going to have all of those components within our state. That's a game changer for Nevada. And we'll be the only state in the United States that has that." Terry Reynolds, director, NV Dept. of Business and Industry

Southwest Airlines considers 'incredible expansion' in Las Vegas, state Business & Industry director says
News - December 9, 2022

..."We talked to Southwest Airlines and I know they are looking at an incredible expansion on the number of flights that they have coming into Las Vegas..." Terry Reynolds, Director, Nevada Department of Business and Industry

Ahern would love to welcome A's proposed ballpark to north Las Vegas Strip 'neighborhood'
News - November 3, 2022

"What is clear to me is that these younger generations, younger than me, are really involved in sports. It's a sports world. I don't think there is any end to it. I think they can put as many stadiums as they want in this town and just keep on coming with it all." Don Ahern, owner of the Ahern Hotel and Ahern Equipment Rentals

Las Vegas Mayor critical of Gov. Sisolak's mandate to close schools during pandemic
News - October 31, 2022

"All of our kids were behind to begin with, children in every grade level. And now they are another year-and-a-half behind from they were before, which is why we are ranked now as far down as 50th." Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, on why she opposed the shuttering of Nevada schools during covid pandemic

Acting chancellor of Nevada's higher education system says he'll retire 'at the end of this job'
News - October 6, 2022

"This is my last job in public service." Dale Erquiaga, acting chancellor of Nevada System of Higher Education

Amodei swings, misses on Fallon Naval Air Station expansion, hopes U.S. Senate can do better
News - October 5, 2022

"You know, they haven't passed a (Nevada) lands bill since Harry Reid was in the Senate." U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Carson City

Horsford relishes victory as U.S. House passes his 'Break the Cycle of Violence Act'
News - October 4, 2022

"I lost my father to gun violence when I was 19. I was a college student at the University of Nevada, Reno. And I got the call that so many families, constituents that I hear from, you know, don't want to hear. And that was the call that my father was shot." Rep. Steven Horsford, D-North Las Vegas

Bye-bye bipartisanship? Rep. Lee concerned about future of Problem Solvers Caucus
News - September 29, 2022

"Too often in Washington, you stand at either side of the room and you say, 'This is the line I'm not going to cross.' Well, no one crosses the line and nothing gets done." U.S. Rep. Susie Lee

U.S. should look at China as a competitor, not an enemy, Rep. Titus says
News - September 28, 2022

"The relationship between the U.S. and China has gotten very unstable and that is one of the reasons why the President didn't necessarily want Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan. It might send the wrong kind of message. But you can't back away from your friends." U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Las Vegas  

If Sen. Graham's bill is approved, Nevadans would lose voter-approved access to abortion, Sen. Rosen warns
News - September 27, 2022

"I think we have to take them at their word: Watch what they (Republicans) said in the past, not what they are trying to say now. They know it is unpopular, particularly unpopular in Nevada. And they all will vote with Sen. Graham on this." Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nv.

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