Nevada NewsMakers

Las Vegas mayor wants state to revamp education system, urges Sisolak to be careful with gubernatorial hires
News - December 6, 2018

"Gov. Sisolak, he is not an educator. He is a fine man and he is very focused on results and I hope he gets the right people around him and doesn't recycle the mediocrity that has been here for 40 years in education." Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman

Washoe, Elko counties shoulder social costs for prosperous smaller counties, longtime CEO says
News - October 11, 2018

"All of the big companies that are coming into Storey County, all of these employees are being housed, schooled and hospital-ed and everything else in Washoe County, Lyon County and some in Churchill County. So we are basically carrying the brunt of the load and not getting any positive fiscal result from that, except for the fact that we get to build lots of new schools and all of the other facilities that are required to house all the people." Tom Gallagher, CEO Summitt Engineering

Special report: Sisolak endorsement leads to big rift between Laxalt campaign, leaders at Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center
News - September 26, 2018

"Is this a problem for Laxalt? Yeah, you have traditional and big money Republicans walking over to the other side."   Eric Herzik, a University of Nevada, Reno political science professor and registered Republican.

TRIC owner responds to 'unhinged,' 'overly emotional attack' by Laxalt consultant against Lance Gilman
Commentary - September 19, 2018

"For Attorney General Laxalt to attack Mr. Gilman is pathetic. Lance has done more for the state of Nevada in the past 12 months than Laxalt has in his entire life." Don Roger Norman

Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center's Gilman has threatened Laxalt, used extortion-like tactics against him, Laxalt consultant says
News - September 18, 2018

"This guy, Lance Gilman, has been doing everything he can to try to threaten the attorney general for months, whether it is sending messengers to try and intimidate the attorney general, or trying to force action from the top law enforcement officer of the state, without even a proper investigation, which now has been done. It is literally appalling what Lance Gilman has been up to this entire year and I believe it is extortionary." Robert Uithoven, Adam Laxalt's campaign consultant

Republican Gilman supports Democrat Sisolak for governor because of his economic development experience
News - September 18, 2018

"Steve Sisolak does economic development. He knows how. And that is the issue." Lance Gilman, longtime Republican and developer of the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Park

Rep. Kihuen, under U.S. House investigation, does not rule out future run for political office
News - September 14, 2018

"Politics is about people's support. And if people support you and if they want you to run, then absolutely (I would run)." Rep. Ruben Kihuen

Yucca nuclear dump poses threat to U.S. military bases in Nevada, Rosen says
News - September 13, 2018

"There are 75,000 metric tons of nuclear waste. At three loads a week via trains or trucks on our freeways, going through over 44 states and 300 counties, it will take 50 years to transport it. So don't tell me that within that 50 years, there is not going to be some kind of accident." Rep. Jacky Rosen

Heller willing to bet $100 Kavanaugh will be comfirmed as Supreme Court justice by end of month
News - September 12, 2018

"Some have argued that he (Kavanaugh) is one of the best legal minds to come before the U.S. Senate in a generation and it is just too bad to see this dog-and-pony show that is going on." U.S. Sen. Dean Heller

Trump tax cuts show inequality between corporations and working class, Sen. Cortez-Masto says
News - September 11, 2018

"Why should the hard-working families and their tax breaks and more money in their pockets be temporary when everybody else's is permanent?. That is my concern." Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto on the Trump tax cuts.

New DETR policy could expose Nevada businesses to new level of hacking, cyber-security expert warns
News - September 5, 2018

"This potentially affects every single employee and business in Nevada. I think we should take a step back, do a bigger picture risk assessment and in the meantime, let's keep the status quo." Ira Victor, on DETR's new policy about businesses sending sensitive employee information to DETR via the DETR website

Marijuana industry in Las Vegas poised for a big year, Sen. Segerblom says
News - August 24, 2018

"There is a hotel right across the street from the (Las Vegas) convention center and they want to make it a marijuana-friendly hotel because these people from California that come here for tech conventions, they all smoke dope." State Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-LV

Pelosi must step down as Democrats' U.S. House leader, Berkley says
News - August 23, 2018

"At this point, Nancy simply must step down. She is not good for the party anymore." Former U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-LV, on Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi

Tarkanian's immigration plan breaks from Trump on one key aspect: asylum seekers
News - August 22, 2018

"What I believe in is a little bit of a break from what President Trump has been saying. I believe in bringing in people that are refugees from counties that are fleeing from life-threatening situations. The foundation of our country are people like that." Danny Tarkanian, GOP candidate for Nevada's 3rd U.S. House District seat

State lawmakers should not shun brothel boss Hof; some have 'partied' with his prostitutes, LV Councilwoman Fiore says
News - August 13, 2018

"Before (Hof's) getting into the political game, most legislators had visited his brothels, partied with his girls and had taken checks from him." LV City Councilwoman Michele Fiore, speaking about Assembly candidate and brothel owner Dennis Hof

LV City Councilwoman Fiore praises Trump's pardon of Eastern Oregon ranchers
News - August 13, 2018

"Their crime did not fit the punishment the federal judge handed down to them." Las Vegas City Councilwoman Michele Fiore, on Trump's pardon of Dwight and Steve Hammond

Laxalt-Sandoval relationship has 'softened,' says former Gov. List
News - August 9, 2018

"The core thing is Adam (Laxalt) is shy. He is not an outgoing, gregarious sort of person that we are accustomed to seeing in politics. He's bashful. He's shy. He doesn't like to talk about himself. And so he kind of shies away from publicity." Robert List, Nevada governor from 1979 to 1983

Ahern says he 'loves' Donald Trump but has issues with tariffs, health care
News - August 9, 2018

"I'm a Trump supporter and all of that but I really believe that health care should be a government problem and not an employers problem because this causes employees to move around and causes us to have all kinds of problems." Don Ahern, president & CEO of Ahern Rentals

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