Las Vegas Sun

July 25, 2017

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We expect officials to help nurture new businesses

Regarding the Las Vegas Sun’s Monday editorial on solar power, “Undercutting the future — Republican plan to end federal program would hurt Nevada and the nation”:

I am not a frequent supporter of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his politics. But, this time, Mr. Reid unquestionably has it right.

Each elected official is obligated to act in the best interests of Nevada and its people. The people of Nevada know that this state has an abundance of renewable energy potential. This is the key to our financial recovery and diversity of our economy. The opportunity to become a global leader in the production of renewable energy is just sitting stagnant.

I have strong words of warning for Republican Reps. Dean Heller, Joe Heck and any other elected officials in our state who do not put their noses to the grindstone in securing these government loans. The people of Nevada demand elected officials to nurture new companies and the building of their plants, their operations and expansions.

The well-being of the state and its people is at stake. Failure is not an option. The people of this state are watching closely. Should any of our elected officials continue to meander in their political platforms, the people will replace each inept political figure in the next election. Get to work, gentlemen. This is what all of you were elected to do.

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