Nevada Public Radio Listen Live

"BBC World Service"
Facebook Twitter Follow Nevada Public Radio

Support Nevada Public Radio
KNPR's State of Nevada About SON Archives Participate Specials
TOP STORIES

The Assembly Democrats' Jobs Plan
The Assembly Democrats' Jobs Plan

Listen
AIR DATE: June 28, 2012

The leadership of the Nevada Assembly Democrats has spelled out its five point plan to encourage job growth in Nevada. The group has made it a centerpiece of its campaign to keep a sizeable majority in the state assembly. We talk with Majority Leader, Marcus Conklin, about the plans.
 
GUEST
Marcus Conklin, D-Las Vegas, Assembly Majority Leader

LINKS
comments powered by Disqus
COMMENTS:
Of course, KNPR takes him seriously--feeders at the public trough are obligated to scratch each other's back! The pioneers of Las Vegas developed the greatest money tree in human history. Today's politicians do nothing but dis our primary industries and even blame it for the current downtown. The government, namely the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors' Authority, caused the downturn in Las Vegas because, like Mr. Conklin, they focus(ed) on the US and its economy. This myopic approach caused Las Vegas to miss the historic transfer of wealth to countries other than the US. Mr. Conklin's ideas will accelerate our march into third world status. We would be much better advised to embrace and expand our primary industries--gaming, tourism, shopping and conventions. We could easily become the richest city on the planet by demanding that the national government allow us to fulfill our destiny as the Marketplace of the World (not just the US). Everyone wants to come to Las Vegas and spend their money; they don't want to go to Macau, whose gaming economy is now 6 times that of Las Vegas and expanding 20-40%/yr. The only problem is that our own govt stops them from coming!!
ed uehlngJun 26, 2012 09:53:15 AM
I was a field clerk for a general contractor in the private sector in California way back in 2003 The General Contractor was from Florida but was required by the state of California to buy a specific percentage of supplies from local California companies most of the subcontractors were companies that had headquarters outside of california but were required to hire a certain percentage of labor in state . Also I follow career builder and other sites that keep tabs on needs and education of work forces ... the trend for education seems to be going toward vocational programs such as tech schools that train for a specific skill set such as airplane mechanic ... also as far as deversification is conserned I know there needs to be these three things considered . Economic need , Education of work force and ease of transportation of product
Maria HuffJun 26, 2012 09:36:04 AM
This is funny--listening to a legislator, who has probably never created a job in his life, pontificate on the government creating jobs on the day after the legislature dictated taxes on employee meals! Government, including the Nevada legislature, destroys jobs. It needs to get out of the way of business.
ed uehlingJun 26, 2012 09:26:31 AM
© 2014 NEVADA PUBLIC RADIO   
Web hosting facilities provided by Switch.