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"At that time there were 10,500 African Americans, in Nevada, who could not vote because of criminal convictions. "
- Dennis Myers News Editor Reno News and Review who says in 1998 Senator Reid was re-elected by less than 500 votes. Mr. Myers makes the point that tough on crime bills and the war on drugs made many minority and poor Americans ineligible to vote.Thursday, April 21, 2016.
"We’re the cool kid on the block right now."
- Par Tolles, President Basin Street Properties, talking about his downtown office towers, that are the place where new companies want to locate. This is a lot different scenario than a few years ago when downtown Reno was a second choice for office space. Wednesday, April 20, 2016.
"I am shocked to find out that the Republican Party rules, dating back to 1880 disavow anything that happens in a Primary vote. "
- Fred Lokken, Professor of Political Science TMCC, who says that his students express a high level of disillusionment and shock at the way the party Primaries and Caucuses award delegates. He feels that the Trump and Sanders voters will not go with the eventual nominee unless it's one of the aforementioned. Tuesday, April 19, 2016.
"I can confirm that. But that’s about all that I can confirm."
- Lance Gilman, Partner Broker Tahoe Reno Industrial Center reiterating that a project larger than Switch and Tesla combined is still on track to come to the Industrial Center. Monday, April 18, 2016.
"That’s one of the reasons I think it’s a pipe dream"
- Rick Velotta, Business Reporter LVRJ, discussing the NFL’s ban on gaming ads within the Superbowl. That’s why Mr. Velotta is skeptical that the NFL will allow a team in Las Vegas. Thursday, April 14, 2016.
"You want to build a stadium? Build it with private funds."
- Steve Sisolack, Chairman Clark County Commission pointing out MGM’s position in regard to the new stadium Las Vegas Sands wants to build using some of the LVCVA funds. The Convention Authority needs those funds for their expansion. MGM just completed the T-Mobile Arena with all private funding.Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
"There are a lot of people out there who are angry and frustrated with what happened this last session. "
- Amy Tarkanian, Former Republican State Party Chair whose husband Danny is running against Michael Roberson in CD 3. She says Roberson voted for all 29 possible tax increases in the last session. She says not even all Democrats did that. Tuesday, April 12, 2016.
"He’s played the media like a Stradivarius "
- Former US Senator Dick Bryan speaking in regards to Donald Trump. Monday, April 11, 2016.
"How dare the Federal Government come into our state and point guns at our American patriots because of an unpaid grazing bill? "
- Assemblywomen Michelle Fiore, Clark County District 4, who says the Bundy incident in Southern Nevada, was really about the Golden Butte area. She’s says the Feds want the ranchers off the land. Thursday, April 07, 2016.
"It’s not that they necessarily made the mistake; it’s that they didn’t have the spine to tell their customers "
- Pat Mulroy, Senior Fellow with Brookings Mountain West who says there is a long list of guilty parties when it comes to the problems with the water supply in Flint Michigan. Wednesday, April 06, 2016.
"I don’t understand why they are not at least pretending that they are going to do their jobs. By meeting with him. By having some hearings. By voting up or down on it. "
- Rory Reid, former Chairman of the Clark County Commission who says that the Republican US Senators are plugging their ears and covering their eyes when it comes to the Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland. Tuesday, April 05, 2016.
"We have a system that works, which is Medicare, and let’s just figure out a way to get everybody there. "
- State Senator Tick Segerblom District 3 Clark County who feels that single payer is the way to go and that the age for qualifying for Medicare should be incrementally reduced. Monday, April 04, 2016.
"What’s frightening is when you have an executive, a President who gets frustrated by the difficulty of passing legislation and enacting law and goes and just does it through executive order. And it’s lawless. "
- Robert Uithoven Principal J3 Strategies who says executives fight for the executive branch and they always have but he is concerned at the rate of the executive orders. Mr. Uithoven represents Senator Ted Cruz in Nevada. Thursday, March 17, 2016.
"Reagan gave us hope back in the eighties and that inspired us. Right now we don’t have any leaders that are inspiring us. They’re angry and they’re just as angry as we are. "
- Randi Thompson Political Analyst, says that Trump is tapping into that anger. Wednesday, March 16, 2016.
"Those plans really threaten the ability to maintain multiple uses on our public lands. "
- Jeff Fontaine Executive Director, Nevada Association of Counties who says that the new rules issued by the BLM after the decision not to list the sage grouse affect the heart of the economy in rural Nevada including grazing mining and renewable energy.Tuesday, March 15, 2016.
"My issues are not her issues."
- Marlene Lockhard, Partner The Lockhard Group, reflecting on the fact that young democratic women see jobs and the economy as the big issues. Traditional issues like women’s reproductive health don’t even get a mention. Monday, March 14, 2016.
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