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Gov. Sandoval would make good candidate for UNLV president's post, chancellor says
News - May 29, 2018

"With that kind of individual, you would have a great ability from an operational standpoint, from a fundraising standpoint and with a lot of those other issues." Chancellor Tom Reilly, speaking about Gov. Sandoval becoming UNLV president

Chancellor wants combined university/community college lobbying at Legislature, led by school presidents
News - May 29, 2018

"The universities have a stronger face. They have foundations. They have athletics. It is not a (fair) competition. I think in one system, we are focused on clear outcomes." Chancellor Thom Reilly, why he wants to combine university and community college lobbying at 2019 Legislature

Settelmeyer says he'll seek GOP state senate leadership post in 2019 Legislature
News - May 24, 2018

"With James (Settelmeyer) being a rural senator, he gets away from that north-south stuff that is discussed all of the time and he is able to work with both parties." Mary Lau, President and CEO, Retail Association of Nevada

'There is no escaping' Nevada gaming investigation for Steve Wynn, experts say
News - May 8, 2018

"You would not want a scenario where someone who had a license did something, committed a regulatory violation and then just said, 'Oh I am resigning and selling my shares so you can't do anything to me. That doesn't work with the way the gaming acts work." Sean McGuinness, Partner, Butler Snow and expert in Nevada gaming law

Mike Willden, Gov. Sandoval's chief of staff, will retire after 45 years in state government
News - May 4, 2018

"Quite frankly, I plan on retiring -- that's the current plan -- when Gov. Sandoval leaves. I told him I'd stay until the last day he wants me. I've made no commitment beyond then. I plan to retire. I'll find another job." Mike Willden, Gov. Sandoval's chief of staff

Gilman touts Trump's new 'Opportunity Zones' as critical for investment & development in Nevada
News - April 25, 2018

"In simple form, $1 billion invested this year in an O zone, if it is allowed to incubate for seven years, all the profits can come out tax free." Lance Gilman, on Opportunity Zone investing



Nanotechnology could soon help clean Northern Nevada waters, Gilman says
News - April 25, 2018

"I have always been of the belief that our water resources will be enhanced by research, development and new technology and it is here today. I have seen it." Lance Gilman, partner broker of the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Complex

GOP's failed recall effort won't open 'Pandora's box' since it shows extreme difficulty of process, Lt. Gov. says
News - April 23, 2018

"It is not something where you can open the floodgates and anybody can do this. It is so expensive and so difficult." Lt. Gov Mark Hutchison, on recall efforts against two Democratic senators in the Nevada Legislature

Schwartz threatens to withhold state money for Raiders' stadium roads if elected governor, wants public funding for project eliminated
News - April 12, 2018

"I'm not saying there should not be a stadium. I don't mind building a $1 billion stadium. That's the point. We don't need to spend $2 billion dollars on the Taj Mahal of stadiums."   State Treasurer Dan Schwartz, GOP candidate for governor

Amodei rips U.S. Senate for cutting sexual harassment reforms from 'Omnibus' spending bill
News - April 9, 2018

"By the way, since it was done this way, nobody has to stand up and take responsibility, saying, 'I don't want that in the law.' " Rep. Amodei on U.S. Senate's strategy to quietly cut sexual harassment reforms from Omnibus spending bill

Academy Award winner is writing script for movie about UNLV's Coach Tarkanian, his son says
News - April 5, 2018

"It is going to be about the transformation of Las Vegas. When he (Coach Tarkanian) first came, it was run by a few select individuals -- 'Wildcat' Morris and those guys. They are the ones who basically hired my dad. But at the end it became a corporate town and everything changed. My dad's time was past." Danny Tarkanian, on a potential movie about his father, Coach Jerry Tarkanian

Laxalt opposes Commerce Tax but his campaign consultant sees little chance for repeal
News - March 29, 2018

"It appears like the organizers of the Commerce Tax repeal are not going to be able to get the signatures, that I have been able to tell, to put a repeal (question) on the ballot. So I don't think it will be repealed." Robert Uithoven, Adam Laxalt's campaign consultant



Rumor is Ryan will resign as U.S. House Speaker; Scalise will replace him, Amodei says
News - March 26, 2018

"The rumor mill is that Paul Ryan is getting ready to resign in the next 30 to 60 days and that Steve Scalise will be the new Speaker." U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei, R Carson City, of Nevada's 2nd U.S. House District

Titus on Steve Wynn's exit from Nevada gaming: 'I'm glad he's gone'
News - March 22, 2018

"I hear it all the time (about sexual harassment in the gaming industry). But you don't expect somebody who is, like, the face of gaming to have been so egregious in their behavior. So I'm glad he (Steve Wynn)  is gone. And I don't know what is next." U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, D-LV, whose district includes the Las Vegas Strip      

Titus wary of Trump impeachment talk but confident Democrats will seize US House majority and keep Pelosi as leader
News - March 22, 2018

"If we take the majority, and it looks like we are going to, she will have a strong base out of California. A lot of women will be elected (as Democrats). She (Pelosi) will have raised a lot of money. So I think we can wait and see but I would not bet against her." Rep. Dina Titus on the future of Nancy Pelosi as Democrats' U.S. House leader

Democratic machine, not dumping Trump, was key to his 2016 U.S. Senate defeat, Heck says
News - March 20, 2018

"The Democratic turnout machine was second to none in the state of Nevada in 2016. And that is what resulted in our narrow loss. We just didn't have the (Republican) turnout." Joe Heck, on losing 2016 U.S. Senate race

Reno's York shoots reality TV show pilot, awaits decision from Bravo Network
News - March 15, 2018

"I think there is room in the industry for a genuine dimension in reality and I think this show will give that to them. If the world is ready. If the network is ready, I think this can actually bring some integrity back to reality (TV), some dimension, some real soul, some real life, some true humor in a dark way that I think is cathartic and healthy for people going through this." Marilyn York on her reality TV show

Washoe Sheriff candidate Balaam opposes giving guns to teachers
News - March 12, 2018

"For me, I have kids in school. I want teachers to worry about teaching the kids. I don't want them to worry about teaching and engaging someone who maybe coming in with a firearm." Darin Balaam, candidate for Washoe County Sheriff


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