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"Of all the police forces to be attacked when it really represents the strides that have been made since (19)68 to diversify the force. "
- Jill Derby reflecting on the Dallas police shootings and how prevalent racial profiling continues to be and how the public is now very aware of it. Thursday, July 21, 2016.
"I believe it’s in the hundreds of millions "
- Dan Schwartz State Treasurer discussing the bonds that have been issued by the Clark County School District and the possibility that the bondholders could demand to be repaid immediately if the District is broken up. Treasurer Schwartz says the educational aspect of the breakup is being addressed but not the financial.Wednesday, July 20, 2016.
"I think the real Donald Trump has already shown himself. "
- Ray Hagar Political Correspondent who thinks there really isn’t another side to the Republican Presidential contender. What you’ve seen is what you get. Tuesday, July 19, 2016.
"It’s really taken off, pardon the pun. "
- Sean Whaley, Political Reporter Las Vegas Review-Journal commenting on the announcement by Congresswoman Dina Titus that the drone program, in Nevada, has been extended to 2020. Mr. Whaley points out that companies like Flirty with their delivery program in both urban and coastal areas, Drone America and the relationship with the Stead Airport and NASA are all examples of the new industry moving forward to Nevada’s benefit.Tuesday, July 19, 2016.
"I think that it’s not all bad."
- Greta Smit, Immigration Attorney referring to the Supreme Court decision that toppled President Obama’s attempt at immigration reform. She feels that this will motivate minorities to stand up and that this will be a very powerful force in upcoming elections. Thursday, July 07, 2016.
"Just an immense burden for two colleges who are now supposed to be helping the Governor implement the new economic diversification program. "
- Carol Lucey President Emeritus Western Nevada College who says that her former College and Great Basin College took a 40% hit to their state funding during the recession. And now they are expected to help develop the workforce for Tesla, Switch, Panasonic and Faraday Future.Wednesday, July 06, 2016.
"Early adopters are the people who are best informed. "
- Hergit “Coco” Llenas, Director of Community Engagement, Nevada School Choice explaining why most of the families taking advantage of the Educational Savings Accounts are mostly upper middle class and the suburbs. She says that her organization will help poor and non-English speaking parents to navigate the system thereby broadening the base.Tuesday, July 05, 2016.
"I hope not."
- John Guedry, CEO Bank of Nevada referring to no money down loans coming back. He says that policy makers drove that market and some lenders were happy to participate even though it wasn’t prudent. Monday, July 04, 2016.
"We had to try and mimic Storey County. "
- Ryann Juden, Assistant City Manager North Las Vegas who says after Tesla came to Storey County, North Las Vegas realized that they had to speed up the permitting process, which ended up with Faraday Future locating to Apex.Thursday, June 30, 2016.
"We have our greatest degree of tourism coming from the United Kingdom, from Canada and from Mexico. "
- Kristin McMillan Las Vegas Metro Chamber President who says that out of those three the only country that is part of the visa waiver program is the UK. The Chamber is supporting Congressman Joe Heck’s JOLT bill that will make getting a visa a lot easier while not compromising safety.Wednesday, June 29, 2016.
"You’re trusting us with your first responders network. "
- Jayne Leighton, Strategic Initiatives, Harris Corp says that her company shares the same goals as Nevada in regard to Interstate 11 because it will bring in a lot of commerce, industry and money to the Silver State.Tuesday, June 28, 2016.
"It’s going to be very very difficult to replace, not only his authority and power but his passion to make Nevada a great place. "
- Former Republican Congressman Jon Porter on retiring US Senator Harry Reid. Monday, June 27, 2016.
"We would expect to see almost 1.2 million jobs created in the United States as well as over 860 billion dollars put into the economy. "
- Congressman Joe Heck CD 3 says passage of the JOLT act that he is sponsoring would create those kinds of jobs and income if we got the international tourism market to where it was a decade ago. The JOLT act would speed up the visa process without compromising security.Thursday, June 23, 2016.
"I was thinking you would grow marijuana out there instead of alfalfa. It uses a lot less water. "
- Congresswoman Dina Titus CD 1 on Senator Reid’s reported comments that water from Eastern Nevada would be better used to flush toilets on the Las Vegas Strip than growing alfalfa. Alfalfa needs a lot of water. Wednesday, June 22, 2016.
"The number two guy from Chicago has got a few floating around that neighborhood too."
- Congressman Mark Amodei CD 2 discussing how Senator Chuck Schumer, who is poised to be the Democratic Leader in the next Congress, has nuclear power plants in his state and it may become a situation where it’s 49 states versus Nevada regarding Yucca Mountain once again.Tuesday, June 21, 2016.
"I’m not a member of the party of Trump and not ready to be anytime soon. "
- US Senator Dean Heller says that initially the thought was that Trump would be able to raise a billion dollars. Now the thought is perhaps a third of that. Heller is certainly not supporting Clinton but he is a long way from supporting Trump due to his outrageous comments about women, veterans and minorities.Monday, June 20, 2016.
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