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"Our funding shortfall on an annual basis is roughly 530 million dollars."
- Kristina Swallow, Director, Nevada Department of Transportation says even with the federal funding that’s likely coming it’s not going to meet that need. - Friday, May 21, 2021.
"That’s one of our big issues here in Nevada, of course."
- Helen Foley, President, Foley Public Affairs wondering why the Democratic State Party Chair, Judith Whitmer, made a statement regarding the fighting between Israel and in support of the Palestinians, that caused an uproar in Nevada. - Thursday, May 20, 2021.
"At some point of time, we need to divide the staff and have a Republican and Democrat staff, at least from a legal standpoint,"
- State Senator Heidi Gansert (R), District 15 citing a Democratic bias, is calling for the Legislative Counsel Bureau to be split along party lines regarding legal matters. - Wednesday, May 19, 2021.
"I think we are living through history but once you're in the middle of it, it is hard to see. But we are all going to look back at this part of our lives as transformational, no question. There has been transformations that have happened in my life and all lives because of what we have learned through being isolated during a pandemic."
- State Senator Julia Ratti, District #13 says that the pandemic has accelerated change that will probably be with us for a long time. - Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
"It’s not unusual in any session to see some big ideas coming out at the end of the session especially ideas that have a lot of politics behind them."
- Josh Hicks, Partner, McDonald Carano says the Nevada Public Option is one and he consider it a typical trading piece. - Friday, May 14, 2021.
"When the 30 minutes was over, I looked over at my dad and he was crying. I wanted to hug him so bad. To let him know I was OK, that I forgave him for abandoning me, now after we finally got to have our daddy-daughter moment."
- Steve Yeager, Chairman, Assembly Judiciary Committee retelling a portion of the testimony of Heather Snedeker regarding her father, who was executed by the State of Nevada. - Thursday, May 13, 2021.
"Thinking long term, that’s probably going to have, I think, one of the most significant impacts going forward, for the average resident."
- Aaron West, CEO, Nevada Builders Alliance referring to an energy bill regarding renewable energy and reducing carbon emissions. - Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
"It doesn't really create a (budget) hole; it just shows that they stole money from people when they didn't have the authority to do so."
- State Senator James Settlemeyer, District 17 on the Gibbon’s 2/3rds Tax Initiative that was upheld by the State Supreme Court this week. - Tuesday, May 11, 2021.
"No need to rock the boat and bring attention to that before the election."
- Eva Segerblom, Attorney, Maddox, Segerblom and Canepa on whether the Legislature will bring up the Governors emergency powers during this session. - Friday, May 7, 2021.
"Yesterday we had a vote on domestic violence and sexual assault victim programs and continued funding and increased funding which I completely support."
- Assemblywoman Alexis Hansen, District 32 has a problem with using a marriage license funding mechanism because that is plateauing, and she would rather see another way to fund it. - Thursday, May 6, 2021.
"It’s been amazing what’s happened.”"
- State Senator Joseph Hardy, District 12 discussing the current use of tele-medicine, tele-health and how there are patients that are vulnerable that doctors really don’t want leaving home to go on an in-office doctor visit. - Wednesday, May 5, 2021.
"God didn't make all roses. He didn't make all daffodils. He has a bunch of different types of flowers. There are different types of grass, not one type of tree."
- State Senator Pat Spearman District #1 said that progress on equal rights is why she sees the 2020s as a time when Americans will have a "revelation" on the subject, because 20/20 is perfect vision. - Tuesday, May 4, 2021.
"International tourists, when they come, they stay longer, and they spend more. So we want to make sure we get that back and up and rolling,"
- Congresswoman Dina Titus CD 1 says that call it what you want some kind of international vaccine passport is going to be needed. - Friday, April 30, 2021.
"There is a chance you could be in the majority and on Appropriations, which would put you -- I don't know if the retirement (benefits) are there yet or not --, but could put you up first for a committee chairmanship. Which you know, is a good place to be in terms of making sure we get policies right and also taking care of Nevada."
- Congressman Mark Amodei CD 2 talking about the conundrum he faces in deciding whether he runs for re-election to CD 2 or runs for Governor of Nevada. - Thursday, April 29, 2021.
"It’s a world of difference."
- Assemblyman Andy Mathews, District #37 discussing the fact that as a former conservative commentator, now having run for election and being a legislator, that he looks at things with different eyes. The range of issues forces one to increase one’s knowledge on a wide range of issues. - Wednesday, April 28, 2021.
"I think this whole state can look to Northern Nevada for the job they did there."
- Warren Hardy, Principal, The Hardy Consulting Group talking about the economic development and the diversification that the North has pulled off over the past twenty years and more. - Tuesday, April 27, 2021.
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