ASSEMBLYWOMAN CARLTON AND SENATOR WOODHOUSE INVITE ATTORNEY GENERAL LAXALT TO ATTEND BUDGET HEARING

CARSON CITY— Ahead of the Attorney General Office budget hearing scheduled for Wednesday, March 8th, Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton and Senator Joyce Woodhouse, co-chairs of the Joint Senate Finance and Assembly Ways & Means Committee, formally invited Attorney General Laxalt to attend his office’s budget hearing:

 

“Traditionally, constitutional officers appear in person to present their office’s budget to the legislature’s joint appropriations committee meetings out of respect for the Legislature’s constitutional oversight responsibilities. We are pleased that the Treasurer, Controller, and Secretary of State have all appeared before the joint committee this session to explain and answer questions regarding their proposed budgets. We are hopeful that Attorney General Laxalt can find the time to do the same.”

 

Nevada’s State Treasurer, Controller, and Secretary of State have all presented their budgets to the Joint Committee on Ways and Means this session. Despite having numerous bills sponsored by his office come up for hearing, Attorney General Laxalt has not appeared before any legislative committee so far during the 2017 Legislative Session.

 

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STATEMENT FROM ASSEMBLY NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE AND MINING COMMITTEE CHAIR HEIDI SWANK REGARDING DEVELOPMENT IN RED ROCK CANYON

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: February 21, 2017

sarah@nvassemblydems.com

CARSON CITY – Today, State Assemblywoman and Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining Committee Chair Heidi Swank released the following statement regarding proposed development in Red Rock Canyon.
“My husband Scott and I love to hike and camp, and we are fortunate in Las Vegas to have such an amazing and beautiful area like Red Rock Canyon so close to town. Red Rock is not just a place for locals to enjoy, but rather an important draw for tourists who come to Las Vegas and want to get off the Strip for the day. Recreational tourism not only creates tens of thousands of jobs in our community, but also provides important tax revenue to fund service at the state and local level.
With that backdrop, it is troubling that the Clark County Commission would even consider a proposal by developer Jim Rhodes to build a small city of more than 14,000 residents in Red Rock Canyon, surrounded by the Conservation Area. Building in Red Rock Canyon will not only detract from the experience of visitors, but will also encourage more leapfrog development in surrounding rural areas. I strongly urge County Commissioners to deny Rhodes’ proposed sprawl development and instead preserve Red Rock Canyon for future generations to enjoy.”

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SENATE MAJORITY LEADER AND SPEAKER OF ASSEMBLY PRESS U.S. SENATOR HELLER FOR ANSWERS ON WASHINGTON REPUBLICANS ATTEMPTED REPEAL OF NEVADANS’ HEALTHCARE

CARSON CITY— Last month, Nevada Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford and Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson sent a letter to U.S. Senator Dean Heller outlining their concerns about Washington Republicans’ plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act and the related nomination of Congressman Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services.

During nomination hearings, Senator Heller presented those concerns to Congressman Price and asked him to address their “good questions.” Congressman Price pledged he would provide answers. However, in the weeks since, neither Senator Heller nor Congressman Price have provided those answers.

Today, Senator Ford and Speaker Frierson sent a follow-up letter asking Senator Heller for an update and invited him to provide the people of Nevada clarity on the status of their healthcare during his address to the Legislature this month.

 

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CONTACT:

Peter Koltak                                            Sarah Abel

702-738-5882                                        702-706-1727

pkoltak@nvsenatedems.com              sarah@nvassemblydems.com

 

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Nevada’s First African American Speaker, Most Diverse Democratic Assembly Caucus Sworn In For 79th Session

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: February 6, 2017

sarah@nvassemblydems.com

NEVADA’S FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN SPEAKER, MOST DIVERSE DEMOCRATIC ASSEMBLY CAUCUS SWORN IN FOR 79TH SESSION

CARSON CITY— Today, the first African American Speaker and the most diverse Assembly Democratic Caucus were sworn in for the Nevada Assembly 79th Session.

Assemblyman Jason Frierson (District 8) was sworn in as the first African-American Speaker of the Nevada Assembly. In total, 13 women, 7 Latino, and 6 African-American Democratic Assemblymembers were sworn in.

“This is a historic moment for the Nevada Assembly,” said Speaker Frierson. “The richness of Nevada’s history is represented in our legislative body today. I fully recognize that in selecting me as Speaker, and by electing a state legislature that is as diverse as the population we represent, we are sending a message that Nevada embraces all who are committed to serving.”

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