News of Government Affairs

Government Affairs Report – September 2017

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign? The song “Signs” was originally recorded in 1971, and covered in 1990 with slightly – shall we say different – lyrics. Bonus points to anyone who can name both artists. Debating signs, along […]

Government Affairs Report – August 2017

I think we’re at the crossroads – whether we want to be the entertainment capital of the world or a great American city. Our economy is good. Things are so wonderful in Las Vegas and it’s time to move to the next level. – Oscar B. Goodman, 2005 Oftentimes in government, issues come full-circle. That […]

Government Affairs Report – July 2017

Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here Here comes the sun Here comes the sun, and I say It’s alright – The Beatles Although moving through the halls of government and influencing policy is where we find occupational satisfaction, there is nothing quite […]

Government Affairs Report – June 2017

“You must understand, my dear: On the stroke of twelve, the spell will be broken, and everything will be as it was before.” – Fairy Godmother And so it goes in Carson City. The 79th Nevada Legislative Session will adjourn at midnight on June 6th, and although only time will tell how the 2017 Session […]

Government Affairs Report – May, 2017

“I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced.” ―Obi-Wan Kenobi The first committee and first house passage deadlines have come and gone, and for two weeks in mid-April, the marathon turned into a sprint as legislators and lobbyists rushed to move […]

Government Affairs Report – April, 2017

Nearing the halfway point of the 2017 Legislative Session, schedules have become habitual, and patterns predictable.  As the excitement of a new Legislature wears off and the mid-winter doldrums take hold, Carson City continues to buzz.  While the end is not yet in sight, the pieces continue to move about the board with purpose, leaving […]

Government Affairs Report – March, 2017

Greetings from soggy Carson City! The 79th Nevada Legislative Session convened on February 6, 2017, and amid the biennial pageantry and promises of bipartisan cooperation in doing “the people’s work” while school children sang “Home Means Nevada”, pre-filed bills began to drop and lawmakers and lobbyists alike were off and running in the hallways of […]

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