Publisher’s note: This editorial is from the May 16, 2016, Las Vegas Sun.
A recent gathering of politicians, businesspeople and other civic leaders at UNLV offered an insightful peek behind the curtain to see how sausage is made in the Nevada Legislature.
The view was both uplifting and discouraging.
On the one hand, it was instructive to see how issues for the 2017 Legislature are identified. The city of Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce hosted a series of meetings, open to the public and known as the Southern Nevada Forum, for interested residents to ruminate on the main issues that dominate political decision-making in Carson City: K-12 education, higher education, transportation infrastructure, economic development, health care and good governance, which goes to the heart of this editorial.