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"That is going to be the priority going into the next session to at least put us back to where we were two years ago."
- Brian Sandoval, President, University of Nevada, Reno, says the institution suffered a multi-million dollar cut from the pandemic, and while federal money returned a portion, that money isn’t included in the base budget anymore. He said they will request that piece be restored, explaining the university had to keep faculty and researcher positions open in order to balance the budget. - Friday, April 22, 2022.
"Our welfare system is a hammock and not a trampoline."
- Dean Heller, Former US Senator, answers what he thinks is causing the labor shortage. He explains Nevada’s welfare program should be a system where it’s there if you fall on tough times, however, it should also allow you to bounce back into the workforce after getting support. - Thursday, April 21, 2022.
"Journalism at its core is the pursuit of truth."
- Brian Duggan, Executive Editor, Reno Gazette-Journal, says the role of journalism is to report about the community and show people something that matters. He further describes how topics like the covid vaccine are reported as a news organization, explaining equal time wouldn’t be given to misinformation or conspiracy theory. - Wednesday, April 20, 2022.
"I look at it as not running against each other, we’re running for an open seat."
- Assembly Republican Caucus Leader Dr. Robin Titus says on her bid for Senate District 17, where she’ll face off against longtime fellow public servant Assemblyman Jim Wheeler. - Tuesday, April 19, 2022.
"They’re coming."
- Tom Polikalas, Director of Western States Engagement, Beneficial Electrification League, talks about electric school buses being implemented in Nevada school districts. He says districts that already have electric buses are saving thousands as gas prices rise. - Friday, April 15, 2022.
"It’s a very difficult business."
- Tisha Black, Republican Candidate for Attorney General, talks about her experience as a business attorney and practicing in the area of cannabis law. She explains the challenges the Nevada marijuana industry faces with being a cash only business and how only 35% of gross income goes to the business itself, where the remainder goes to taxes. - Thursday, April 14, 2022.
"That is why my daughter is not with me today, and that is what catapulted me into politics."
- Amy Vilela, Democratic Candidate for CD 1, shares the story of her daughter’s death from a blood clot that went untreated because she didn’t have health insurance. She says the needless death was because of failed leadership throughout the decades and failed promises to the American people. - Wednesday, April 13, 2022.
"You know, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result."
- Danny Tarkanian, a Douglas County commissioner and challenger against Nevada's 2nd U.S. House District Rep. Mark Amodei, went on the attack during a debate held on Nevada Newsmakers. He said to voters if they did not like the past 11 years of Washington D.C., “then you've got to be insane to vote for Mark again." - Tuesday, April 12, 2022.
"I drive my wife’s car everywhere I go now instead of my big Chevy truck."
- John Lee, Mayor of North Las Vegas points out that even he is affected by the rising prices due to inflation. He says inflation is the number one topic on the campaign trail for him. - Friday, April 8, 2022.
"He was an example for all of us."
- Josh Hicks, Partner, McDonald Carano on the passing of former State Senator Thomas ”Spike” Wilson - Thursday, April 7, 2022.
"The city (of Fernley) has ten-thousand-acre feet per year of Truckee River water that they have rights to, that they are not using at all right now."
- Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter says the Fernley water treatment plant was built to treat groundwater not surface water. They would have to do retrofits to be able to use that water. That water could be used to replace water lost to the lining of the canal that goes to Fallon. - Wednesday, April 6, 2022.
"I’m not complaining about that and if I’d have lost I wouldn’t have been complaining about that because I’ve always tried to trust the elections as being what they were."
- Jeanne Herman, Washoe County Commissioner #District 5 who has won her two Commission races so far and she’s running again, says that despite that, when 300 hundred people come to a meeting saying that the election results are not fair something had to be done and that was the basis of her resolution that was defeated by the County Commission 4 to 1. - Tuesday, April 5, 2022.
"Ideally public and private should go hand in hand."
- Maria Paz Fernandez, Project manager, RTC, Washoe County who is running the massive Oddie/Wells project in Reno/Sparks says the unintended consequences of the RTC rebuilding streets for safety is bringing in developers to revitalize the area. - Friday, April 1, 2022.
"I will do that, and Mark Amodei hasn’t and that’s what this election is about."
- Danny Tarkanian, Candidate for CD 2 says that he will fight against illegal immigration, abortion and huge budgets if elected to Congress. - Thursday, March 31, 2022.
"A Republican in Nevada is not necessarily the same thing as a Republican in Nebraska."
- Ryan Hamilton, Laxalt for Senate, Campaign Manager says attitudes regionally are very distinct. From his time in politics, in Nebraska, the differences are distinct despite the national media pushing a singular narrative. Legal prostitution being one of the differences. Gaming in Nebraska only recently passed, and it was quite controversial. - Wednesday, March 30, 2022.
"Just a lot of hostility has been a big surprise."
- Emerson Drewes, News Editor, The Nevada Sagebrush discussing the dropping of the mask mandate at UNR and the strong feelings of not just students and teachers but even major donors, on both sides of the issue. - Tuesday, March 29, 2022.
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