Nevada Newsmakers

Sen. Scheible seeks better understanding for transgender community
News - April 14, 2023

"You know, they want to be seen and treated as the gender that they know they are internally." State Sen. Melanie Scheible, R-Las Vegas

U.S. House will pass land-transfer bills in current session of Congress, Rep. Amodei vows
News - April 10, 2023

"Make no mistake, we're moving lands bills out of the House of Representatives this year." Nevada's 2nd U.S. House District Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Carson City

Storey County could lose 80 percent of its anticipated Tesla tax windfall in bill proposed by Sen. Gansert and backed by Gov. Lombardo
News - March 31, 2023

"You know, I don't think anybody wants to hurt Storey County. This is actually about trying to make sure Storey gets significant revenue to help them." State Senate Minority Leader Heidi Gansert, R-Reno


News - March 31, 2023


Speaker Yeager sees 3 points of contention with Gov. Lombardo: elections, school vouchers and criminal justice reform
News - March 29, 2023

"So, you know, I think those three in particular are probably going to be contentious in the sense that they're not going to come over to us and everyone's going to say, 'These are great bills and we should pass them.'" Nevada Speaker of the Assembly Steve Yeager, D-Las Vegas

Robert Laxalt torn between his art, love for his brother, Paul Laxalt, in 1974 U.S. Senate election
News - March 9, 2023

"So there are a lot of wonderful, wonderful things about the Laxalt family but there are also some problem areas." Monique Laxalt, attorney, author and daughter of Robert Laxalt



Robert Laxalt remembered as one of the great authors in Nevada's history
News - March 9, 2023

"His legacy is... the writing of beautiful books, which could only have been written with honesty, simplicity, humility and a God-given gift for language and for story telling and for a love of life." Monique Laxalt, attorney, author and daughter of Robert Laxalt

Storey County, 'destitute for 100 years,' should not be forced to share expected Tesla tax windfall with Washoe, Reno or Sparks, TRI executive says
News - February 16, 2023

"And it doesn't all get spent in Storey County. We've got Burger King and one gas station. The vast majority of that payroll cash goes into Washoe County." Kris Thompson, TRI project manager, on where TRI's estimated annual payroll of about $1 billion is spent

Sparks' Mayor Lawson wants no part of legal marijuana consumption lounges
News - February 8, 2023

"So if we have a fight, a medical emergency, anything that happens and our officers and fire personnel go into one (marijuana lounge) to rescue someone ... and then the next day, it comes up on a random drug test that they have marijuana (in their system), because they absorbed it through their skin, hair or however else, even inhaling it while they are in the lounge, then how do I deal with that?" Sparks Mayor Ed Lawson

Tesla expansion will put more strain on Reno, Sparks infrastructure and cities may need help from Legislature to solve problem, Sparks mayor says
News - February 6, 2023

"We could have 50,000 jobs in Storey County and we take the bulk of that pressure because they are going to come live with us." Sparks Mayor Ed Lawson

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


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