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"Recreational access really has done more for medicinal use than any medical program ever could have, I believe."
- Andrew Koetting, General Manager, Sierra Well Marijuana Dispensary, Reno who says that some people who could have signed up for medicinal cards never did but now feel empowered to try marijuana for the medicinal benefits.Friday, April 26, 2019.
"We can’t get out there too far on every idea that comes forward."
- State Senator Mo Denis, Clark District 2 talking about striking a balance between things that can be done in the short term versus other things that will take time to accomplish.Thursday, April 25, 2019.
"I think that is what you’re seeing."
- Sean McGuinness, Partner, Butler Snow feels that the Legislature is listening to Democratic Leaders and the Governor to not move too far to the left in this session.Wednesday, April 24, 2019.
"One of those sources (of funding) is to re-invest from savings that can be accomplished in reforms of the criminal justice system"
- Justice James Hardesty, Nevada Supreme Court who says that the State could save 650 million dollars over the next decade by criminal justice reforms he’s promoting. He says the savings could be better used for teacher's pay and mental health issues.Tuesday, April 23, 2019.
"This is the beginning of act two now. "
- Mike Hillerby, Director of Legislative Affairs, Kaempfer Crowell Renshaw says the action at the Legislature will pick up again in two weeks when the Economic Forum lets Legislators know how much money they have to spend.Friday, April 19, 2019.
"I was a little disappointed about that myself. "
- Justice James Hardesty, Nevada Supreme Court regarding the lack of newspaper coverage of the death of former Supreme Court Justice Charles Springer who died recently at age 90, one day short of his 91st birthday. He served 18 years on the Nevada Supreme Court, including tumultuous times on the court, in the 1990’s. Former Supreme Court Justice Noel Manoukian also died recently, with no newspaper coverage.Thursday, April 18, 2019.
"No, we are not in the clear. "
- Lance Gilman, Owner Mustang Ranch Brothel who says despite Senator Hardy’s bill banning prostitution failing to meet a legislative deadline of approval last week, it could still come back from the dead before end of session.Wednesday, April 17, 2019.
"When things got the way Harry wanted them, they went, whether he was in the minority or the majority."
- Congressman Mark Amodei, CD 2 speaking to the unbridled power US Senator Harry Reid had, especially regarding public lands bills in Nevada, during his time in the US Senate.Tuesday, April 16, 2019.
"We’re planning on our rebirth. "
- Charlie Abowd, co-owner of Café at Adele’s after the legendary Carson City restaurant was shut down recently because of a back of the house fire and smoke damage. It may be months before the restaurant is able to reopen.Friday, April 12, 2019.
"The ability of that being there worries me. "
- State Senator Scott Hammond, District 18 talking about the death with dignity bill, that he opposes. He is concerned that someone who has been given the drugs could fall prey to a person spiking their water, for example and yet the way the law is currently written the medical examiner would list the original illness as the cause of death. He admits that there has been no reported case of this occurring in any state where death with dignity is in effect.Thursday, April 11, 2019.
"That’s a priority. "
- Don Tatro, Executive Director, Builders Association of Northern Nevada who says construction defects legislation is the number one issue for his members. This will be a tough fight for the construction industry.Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
"There is resurrection in this process. "
- Assemblywoman Alexis Hansen, District 32 referring to the fact that though a lot of bills will die this week that doesn’t mean they can’t come back later in the Legislative session.Tuesday, April 9, 2019.
"The thing that keeps me up at night is that they figure out that Jill Tolles and Heidi Gansert would be really good candidates for statewide office and if they don’t figure that out, I’ll have a good day."
- Alex Goff, Democratic Party National Committeeman saying that Nevada is still a purple state whether Republicans know it or not.Friday, April 5, 2019.
"I couldn’t miss work. I had to get paid. Cos I can’t risk missing a day of work. Because I don’t get paid a lot."
- Noemi Guigui, Advocate Time to Care, a group that is trying to get employees paid sick leave. Ms. Guigui says that missing a day’s pay equals a day of groceries or half her rent. She needed paid time off to take care of her mother, who was in the hospital.Thursday, April 4, 2019.
"Unfortunately, the problems’ gotten worse"
- Dr. Ken Thorpe, Chairman of Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease says that currently 2 million Nevadans suffer from a chronic disease, up from 1.7 million two years ago.Wednesday, April 3, 2019.
"They have no way to create revenue."
- Assemblyman John Ellison, Co-Deputy Minority Leader says that the Federal Government is taking more and more land from the cities and counties, in Nevada. This is not only going to be a problem in the rural areas, it will eventually affect Clark County and Reno Sparks as well.Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
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