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Mary Lau: The Art of The Compromise

In politics, compromise is a dirty word. In the legislature compromise is not just important, it’s critical to passing good legislation. Legislation unilaterally supported by one party or the other is often plagued with unintended consequences, which all seem to

March National Notes

Walgreens Names Rosalind Brewer CEO Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. named Starbucks Corp. operating chief Rosalind Brewer as its next chief executive, setting her up to be the only Black woman leading a Fortune 500 company. Brewer previously was the CEO and

March Nevada News

Segerblom Wants to be state Democratic Party Chairman Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom will run for the chairmanship of the Nevada State Democratic Party. Segerblom filed his official paperwork as nominations to replace outgoing chair and fellow Commissioner William McCurdy II

Lobbying in An Alternate Reality

By Mary Lau The Thirty-First and Thirty-Second Special Sessions were surreal to say the least and most everyone was grateful when they Sine-Died. The then upcoming Eighty-First Legislative Session loomed during that time and our elected officials, the business community and

Retail is an Economic Driver

Retail is an Economic Driver By Andy Peterson When thinking about economic drivers few members of the general public think about the retail industry.  They should; the retail industry is our nation’s largest private employer.  According to the National Retail Federation, the

Governor’s Budget is Optimistic

By Bryan Wachter In his State of the State Address on January 19th, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak outlined his budget for the upcoming biennium, and at no surprise to anyone, his budget will favor Nevada’s public employees and unions. This budget

February Nevada Notes

Tax Amnesty Program In last summer’s special session, the legislature passed a tax amnesty program aimed at bringing in past due taxes.  Ostensibly, the program would help resolve some of the state’s budget problems while providing overdue taxpayers relief regarding penalties