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32nd Special Session Wrap Up

Dear Constituents, Colleagues and Supporters, Our founding fathers chose the symbol of the eagle to illustrate a two party system for our nation that, when held in balanced tension by the left and right wings, could lift us higher than any other in the world. However, when only one wing carries all the weight, the…

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31st Special Session Wrap Up

Dear Constituents, Colleagues and Supporters, When I entered the legislative building on Wednesday, July 8th I knew the decisions we were facing would be extremely difficult but necessary to close the $1.2B shortfall in revenues due to COVID business closures. I did not, however, anticipate only receiving massive budget and surprise tax bills just hours before…

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31st Special Session: The Budget

Dear Constituents, Colleagues and Supporters, Last night, the Governor released his proclamation for the 31st Special Session to address the estimated $1.2 billion dollar revenue shortfall due to the COVID business closures for Fiscal Year 2021. The next few days will bring an unprecedented level of difficult budget choices. To see a preview of the proposed cuts you can…

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Ready: Phase 2

Dear Constituents, Colleagues and Supporters, Ready: Phase Two Last night, the long awaited announcement for opening up Phase 2 on Friday, May 29th came in a press release .Businesses allowed to open on Friday include : Gyms, fitness facilities and other studios. Larger gyms are capped at 50 percent occupancy, and must close all locker rooms, showers, steam rooms or…

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Ready: Phase 1

Dear Constituents, Colleagues and Supporters, Over the past month, I along with my colleagues have been pushing for a phased in approach to reopening our economy based on the consensus of medical, scientific, and economic experts. On April 20th, our Assembly Republican Caucus published our proposal for “Starting the Process of Reopening Nevada”. On April 22nd,…

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The Road to Reopening Our Economy

Dear Constituents, Colleagues and Supporters, Over the past few weeks I have heard from countless individuals frustrated they cannot get unemployment assistance after forced layoffs due to COVID-19 . I have talked to small business owners of restaurants, bars and retail along with hairdressers and nail technicians unable to serve their customers and bring in revenues to keep their…

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COVID-19/ Quarantine

Dear Constituents, Colleagues and Supporters, News stories of the health risks of COVID-19 along with new restrictions on travel, businesses, government services, educational institutions, gatherings, and personal interactions are developing every hour across the globe, our nation, and our state. Over the past week, I have been working diligently with my colleagues in the private,…

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2019 Legislative Session Wrap-up

Dear Constituents and Friends, On June 3rd, the 80th session of the Nevada Legislature adjourned and over the course of the 120 days, more than 1,100 bills were introduced. 634 were signed into law by Governor Sisolak, 3 were vetoed and hundreds made their way through the three committees I served on: Judiciary; Commerce and Labor;…

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2019 pre-Legislative Session

Dear Constituents and Friends, On June 3rd, the 80th session of the Nevada Legislature adjourned and over the course of the 120 days, more than 1,100 bills were introduced. 634 were signed into law by Governor Sisolak, 3 were vetoed and hundreds made their way through the three committees I served on: Judiciary; Commerce and Labor;…

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2017 Legislative Session Wrap-up

Dear Constituents and Supporters, On June 5th, the 79th session of the Nevada Legislature adjourned and over the course of the 120 days, more than 1,150 bills and resolutions were proposed, 609 were signed into law by Governor Sandoval, 41 were vetoed and hundreds made their way through the four committees I served on: Judiciary; Corrections, Parole and Probation (CPP); Commerce and Labor;…

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