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"It went from something we wanted to do to something we had to do. "
- Mary Beth Sewald, President & CEO, Las Vegas Metro Chamber describing the reaction of her members to the health care plan the Chamber is offering. The next move is for the Chamber to offer a retirement plan to both its members and employees. Friday, December 7, 2018.
"I think there is a concern that we have pushed the Chinese so far that this snowball of retaliation can come back to haunt all of us. "
- Pat Mulroy, Senior Fellow at Brookings Mountain West and board member of Wynn Resorts who is no fan of trade wars anywhere. Thursday, December 6, 2018.
"This is probably the single most important market to open in the last decade for sure, maybe the last two decades "
- Jan Jones Blackhurst, Executive VP Government Relations and Corporate Responsibility, Caesars Entertainment referring to the opening of the Japanese market to Integrated Resort Gaming. Caesars is pursuing one of the three licenses. Wednesday, December 5, 2018.
"I hope he gets the right people around him and doesn't recycle the mediocrity that has been here for 40 years in education. "
- The Honorable Carolyn Goodman, Mayor of Las Vegas, NV says the per pupil spending should be raised to $10,000 per pupil and that the current $5,700 is probably not enough to hire a babysitter let alone a qualified teacher. Tuesday, December 4, 2018.
"There’s a level of engagement that I haven’t seen before. "
- Jill Derby, Former Nevada Democratic Chair referring to what she perceives as anxiety within the community that the country is heading in the wrong direction.Friday, November 2, 2018.
"The major races in Nevada are so close it’s all going to boil down to who goes out and votes. "
- Chris Wicker, Former State Democratic Party Vice Chair/Member DNC says that he never saw the blue wave coming. He feels it was more of a media thing.Thursday, November 1, 2018.
"The Democrats are not for want of money in this state. "
- Fred Lokken, Political Science Professor, TMCC pointing out that the volume of money directed towards Jacky Rosen’s campaign for US Senate has been amazing.Wednesday, October 31, 2018.
"Isn’t it sad, when it’s news, that the Senate has done its job. "
- Tray Abney, Managing Partner, Abney Tauchen Group on the fact that the US Senate is passing regular order budgets instead of omnibus spending bills.Friday, September 21, 2018.
"They’re lives are ruined just as much as the people they are accusing. "
- Elisa Cafferata, Principal, Cafferata & Co answering the question of why women rarely come out and accuse men of rape.Thursday, September 20, 2018.
"After you restructure a market you have better and more regulations to protect consumers because that is now the job of the Public Utility Commission."
- Nora Brownell, Former Pennsylvania Public Utility Commissioner says that currently in Nevada the PUC’s main job is to protect the Utility.Wednesday, September 19, 2018.
"We want to continue the economic development and diversification with him and we know he is qualified. "
- Lance Gilman, Partner-Broker, Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center explaining why he and his business partner, both Republicans, are supporting Steve Sisolak for Governor despite the fact that the Attorney Generals’ job does not include economic development.Tuesday, September 18, 2018.
"I am confident, first of all, that I will come out cleared of this situation. "
- Congressman Ruben Kihuen, District 4 says that he is confident he will be exonerated of ethics charges relating to allegations he sexually harassed two women. Friday, September 14, 2018.
"Moving nuclear waste through the Nevada's Test and Training range or any of those other routes, could put us at risk. "
- Congresswoman Jacky Rosen, District 3 says that moving spent nuclear waste through Nevada from NAS Fallon to Nellis AFB and beyond would constitute a clear and present danger to Nevada’s military presence. Thursday, September 13, 2018.
"I'm going to put $100 down because that is what we do in Nevada and bet that Kavanaugh is a Supreme Court Justice by the end of the month. "
- US Senator Dean Heller exuding confidence in the Presidents’ Supreme Court nominee. Wednesday, September 12, 2018.
"Small businesses need to succeed, workers that are struggling everyday need to succeed and that is why it (tax cuts for workers) should be made permanent. "
- US Senator Catherine Cortez Masto expressing concern that tax cuts for big business have been made permanent while tax cuts for workers are temporary. Tuesday, September 11, 2018.
"This potentially affects every single employee and business in Nevada."
- Ira Victor, Digital Forensic Analyst, who says that businesses in Nevada should be able to choose whether their submissions to DETR should be done via paper or online. He says the cyber security risks of online are huge. This information contains, among other things, social security numbers. Friday, August 31, 2018.
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