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Political observers predict big election spending in Nevada

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Ben Botkin, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Nevada voters can expect to be bombarded with political ads as campaigns in the 2016 election ramp up for what's expected to be one of the biggest spending cycles in the state's history.

It will be a time when candidates and outside groups are desperate to spend money.

That was one takeaway of the NewsFeed, an event on Wednesday sponsored by the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and Review-Journal and moderated by senior editorial writer Glenn Cook.

Transportation leaders talk light rail at Newsfeed session

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Richard N. Velotta Las Vegas Review-Journal

Three transportation leaders say light rail should be a part of Southern Nevada's future, but it would only happen if the community is willing to raise sales taxes or a favorable public-private partnership could be established.

Robert Lang, executive director of Brookings Mountain West and a professor of urban affairs at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, said the permanence of a light-rail route has led to economic investment in other cities where rail lines have been built and extended.

Las Vegas Chamber Meets with D.C. Leaders

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Marie Mortera

Members of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce are in Washington, D.C., this week to meet with Congressional leaders on several policy issues.

The main topics of focus include Interstate 11 highway funding, the Jolt Act, Yucca Mountain, newly proposed labor regulations and education issues.

News 3’s Marie Mortera talked with Bob Brown, chairman of the board of the LVCC, about the group's efforts this week.

Congresswoman Titus Speaks About Las Vegas Night in Session

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Congresswoman Dina Titus invites her Congressional colleagues to join the Metro Chamber for Las Vegas Night, hosted at the Cannon Caucus Room on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, September 9. The event, welcoming elected officials, business leaders and other notable personalities, brought a bit of Vegas fun to the Capitol -- including live entertainment, food, drinks, and casino games.

The Chamber in D.C.: Wednesday, September 9

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Greetings from Capitol Hill.  Today, the Metro Chamber kicks off several meetings in our nation’s capital with key decision-makers in Congress and public policy experts on several issues that impact the economy, business climate as well as quality of life in Southern Nevada.

Heck: Immigration reform talks should include birthright citizenship

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Ben Botkin

Eggs and Issues: Congressman Joe Heck talks politics

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Jeff Gillan

So, what does Congressman Joe Heck, Nevada’s Republican candidate for US Senate, think of the guy at the top of the GOP presidential polls?

“I don’t talk about Donald,” Heck told News 3 after a morning event put on by the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce.