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"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.
"It may be more challenging to get them to rally behind the Democratic nominee merely because she is a Democrat."
- Molly Ball, Staff writer for The Atlantic says that young voters and Independent voters but not necessarily reliable Democratic voters are the challenge Hillary Clinton faces, as she tries to unite the Sanders voters into her campaign. Thursday, June 16, 2016.
"I don’t agree with what the media is doing on either side. "
- Amy Tarkanian, Former Republican State Party Chair who wishes the media would just report what Trump and Clinton believe and not give the political spin in favor of either side. And leave it up to the voters to decide. Wednesday, June 15, 2016.
"If our interest rate environment stays low and the cost of money is cheap I think that people will continue to reward themselves with new cars. "
- Don Hamrick, Chapman’s Las Vegas Dodge says that the average age of cars in Nevada is 11 years old and that bodes well for current and future auto sales as the economy improves. Tuesday, June 14, 2016.
"2/3rds to 3/4ths of youth that abuse prescription drugs just use whatever they can get for free. "
- Stacy Ward, Drug Abuse Prevention Reno Police Department says that kids go to whoever’s medicine cabinet they can and take pills knowing that most people have no idea how much medicine they have, so they don’t miss it. Monday, June 13, 2016.
"We’re now receiving new guidelines to restrict use or to help patients to ween off of those medications. "
- Dr. Reka Danko, Chief Medical Officer Northern Nevada Hopes who says in the past the focus was the treatment of pain but not now, due to the opioid crisis in this country. Thursday, May 26, 2016.
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