Host: Sam Shad Pundits: Bryan Wachter, Senior VP, Government and Public Affairs, Retail Association of Nevada Jesse Wadhams, Partner, Black and LoBello, Attorneys at Law John Sande IV, Principal, Argentum Partners
"It is a pretty rare plant, so whether it is going to be listed, it looks very plausible at this point."
Brad Crowell, director of the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, speaking about the chances the Tiehm’s buckwheat, could be listed on federal endangered species list,
"We started that discussion (on capping mining deductions) and I anticipate in the 2021 session we will continue that discussion, because from voters I have talked to, they don't feel like mining is paying their fair share of taxes because of constitutional protections and otherwise."
Assemblyman Steve Yeager
"Nevada was handicapped with that first go-round of the Paycheck Protection Plan of monies that came in because they didn't go to gaming (companies)." Terry Reynolds, director of Nevada Department of Business and Industry
"It is unfortunate that cuts are going to be a real part of how we balance the budget over the next year. And if Congress, the Senate in particular, fails to take action to ensure that municipalities and states can make up their budget shortfalls, it would put a lot of people into really tough situations."
State Sen. Yvanna Cancela
"Look, it is a very high likelihood that it could happen. Not that it is absolute but I think we have to understand that it is a function of science and not of timing. We've got to get on top of the virus before we get in front of the economy." Jeremy Aguero, on his assertion that it could take Las Vegas 3 years to recover from COVID-19 shutdown
"Just the way the PPP was rolled out, they're going to have to be some modifications there. One of the issues we're all sort of talking a out is how do you get your employees to come back when they are making more on unemployment? Or, not just that, they are also scared to come back (to work). They are scared of that risk." Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, small business owner