The Nevada legislature made important gains in patient safety in the 2009 session in response to the Hepatitis C outbreak caused by lax infection control standards at a local colonoscopy clinic. Las Vegas Sun reporter Marshall Allen will discuss the winners and losers with Larry Matheis, executive director of the Nevada State Medical Association and Bobbette Bond, executive director of the Nevada Healthcare Policy Group.
We talk with Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley, Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford, Senator Warren Hardy and Assemblyman Lynn Stewart about the end of the legislative session, the state budget, Gov. Gibbons and more.
The state legislature worked through the weekend to pass dozens of
bills before the session ends at midnight on Monday. City Life Editor Steve Sebelius joins us from Carson City with all the latest on the last-minute votes.
KNPR legislative correspondent and Las Vegas City Life Editor Steve Sebelius shares the latest headlines from the final days of the legislative session, particularly the wait for Gov. Gibbons' expected veto of the $787 million tax increase approved by legislators.
Review-Journal political reporter Molly Ball, Reno Gazette-Journal political reporter Anjeanette Damon, and Las Vegas City Life Editor and KNPR legislative correspondent Steve Sebelius discuss Gov.
Gibbons' veto of the domestic partnership legislation and his expected veto of legislation that would raise state taxes by $787 million.
Molly Ball, Political Reporter, LVRJ
Anjeanette Damon, political reporter, RGJ
Jon Ralston, "Face to Face" on Las Vegas One, and Political Columnist, LV Sun
Steve Sebelius, Ed, LV City Life
David Ashley, Pres, UNLV
Chris Cochran, Assoc Prof of the School of Public Health, UNLV
Maria Azzarelli, Health Educator of the Tobacco Control Program, Southern NV Health Dist
Joe Wilcock, Past Pres, NV Tavern Owners Assoc, and owner, Brewery Bar and Grill
Michael Ginsburg, Community Organizer, PLAN
Jennifer Bolton, VP Board, Gay and Lesbian Ctr of Southern NV
Janine Hansen, Citizen Lobbyist, NV Families
Richard Ziser, Chair, NV Concerned Citizens
Gary Peck, Exec Dir, NV ACLU