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"No need to rock the boat and bring attention to that before the election."
- Eva Segerblom, Attorney, Maddox, Segerblom and Canepa on whether the Legislature will bring up the Governors emergency powers during this session. - Friday, May 7, 2021.
"Yesterday we had a vote on domestic violence and sexual assault victim programs and continued funding and increased funding which I completely support."
- Assemblywoman Alexis Hansen, District 32 has a problem with using a marriage license funding mechanism because that is plateauing, and she would rather see another way to fund it. - Thursday, May 6, 2021.
"It’s been amazing what’s happened.”"
- State Senator Joseph Hardy, District 12 discussing the current use of tele-medicine, tele-health and how there are patients that are vulnerable that doctors really don’t want leaving home to go on an in-office doctor visit. - Wednesday, May 5, 2021.
"God didn't make all roses. He didn't make all daffodils. He has a bunch of different types of flowers. There are different types of grass, not one type of tree."
- State Senator Pat Spearman District #1 said that progress on equal rights is why she sees the 2020s as a time when Americans will have a "revelation" on the subject, because 20/20 is perfect vision. - Tuesday, May 4, 2021.
"International tourists, when they come, they stay longer, and they spend more. So we want to make sure we get that back and up and rolling,"
- Congresswoman Dina Titus CD 1 says that call it what you want some kind of international vaccine passport is going to be needed. - Friday, April 30, 2021.
"There is a chance you could be in the majority and on Appropriations, which would put you -- I don't know if the retirement (benefits) are there yet or not --, but could put you up first for a committee chairmanship. Which you know, is a good place to be in terms of making sure we get policies right and also taking care of Nevada."
- Congressman Mark Amodei CD 2 talking about the conundrum he faces in deciding whether he runs for re-election to CD 2 or runs for Governor of Nevada. - Thursday, April 29, 2021.
"It’s a world of difference."
- Assemblyman Andy Mathews, District #37 discussing the fact that as a former conservative commentator, now having run for election and being a legislator, that he looks at things with different eyes. The range of issues forces one to increase one’s knowledge on a wide range of issues. - Wednesday, April 28, 2021.
"I think this whole state can look to Northern Nevada for the job they did there."
- Warren Hardy, Principal, The Hardy Consulting Group talking about the economic development and the diversification that the North has pulled off over the past twenty years and more. - Tuesday, April 27, 2021.
"The key players in that room can put about a half billion dollars together in about a weekend."
- George Harris, Chairman, Nevadans For Sound Government describing a meeting of 40 major donors with former President Trump, at Mar-a-Lago prior to the RNC meeting recently. Mr. Harris says he didn’t get the sense that the former president wants to run again or be the king of the party. What he appears to want is a hand in selecting future quality candidates. - Friday, April 23, 2021.
"The policy, when we think of Innovation Zones in this legislation, is separate from any one individual or business."
- Michelle White, Chief of Staff to Governor Sisolak describing how allegations of impropriety by Blockchains LLC. Owner Jeff Berns and his wife are not connected to the potential Smart Cities legislation that has still not dropped in bill form to the Legislators at this late date, in the session. - Thursday, April 22, 2021.
"Actually, we’ve been having them contact us and say you want to come visit? You need a hall pass?"
- Susan Fisher, Senior VP, McDonald Carano, Government Affairs says access to the Legislative building is no longer an issue. Apparently, the Legislators have been lonely. - Wednesday, April 21, 2021.
"The system is the problem at the current time not the Regents."
- John Gwaltney, President Emeritus TMCC says that the problem is the lack of equitable distribution of resources. He along with all the other former Presidents of the Community Colleges in Nevada want to see separation of the colleges from the two Universities. - Tuesday, April 20, 2021.
"What’s troubling to me is the water."
- State Senator Roberta Lange #7 says that she is concerned that a private company (Blockchains LLC for their Smart City) has bought water in Washoe County and will attempt to move it across tribal land to Storey County. She says that should trouble everyone. She has a multitude of concerns regarding the water portion of this project. - Friday, April 16, 2021.
"I haven’t seen the Governor in a year. I’ve seen him on TV. I haven’t seen him in person."
- State Senator Roberta Lange #7 while making the previous comments completely defends the Governor for making the tough decisions during the pandemic and says while the Governor may not have met with her, he has kept the Democratic leadership fully informed at all times. - Thursday, April 15, 2021.
"I think they are going to be able to work through a lot of that."
- Andrew MacKay, Exec. Dir., Nevada Franchised Auto Dealers Association says that in 6, 7, 10 years as you see mass adoption of electric vehicles, the ability to charge your vehicle, in more places, will increase dramatically due to the planning of Nv Energy and other utility companies across the US, combined with the state legislatures. - Wednesday, April 14, 2021.
"Maybe onshoring some of these essential components that we need.”"
- Paul Enos, CEO, Nevada Trucking Association talking about how the Suez Canal blockage, the fire in the computer chip factory in Japan and other incidents should produce a discussion among public policy makers about bringing more manufacturing back to the US. This also includes mining metals like Lithium and others in the US. - Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
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