Nevada Newsmakers Interviewed
Mackenzie Warren: ARP, Innovation,
Allegiant Stadium, and Water Scarcity

Nevada Newsmakers is Nevada’s premier state-wide non-partisan news and political broadcast that features discussions with and about the people and events that impact Nevada. Mackenzie Warren, a practicing attorney and Vice President of the McDonald Carano Government Affairs & Advocacy Group, was interviewed on August 24 along with Paul Moradkhan, Senior Vice President of Government Relations for the Vegas Chamber, and Matt Robinson, Director of Public Affairs for Argentum Partners.

Please click here to view the August 24 interview video.

Mackenzie shared her insights and perspectives on the following topics:

  • How, where and on what should Nevada spend the $2.7 billion in General Fund dollars the State will receive from the American Rescue Plan? (go to minute 4:10) 
  • Might American Rescue Plan funds be utilized on train projects, particularly high-speed rail? (go to minute 10:10) 
  • What are your thoughts on the Allegiant Stadium’s first pre-season game opening to the public? (go to minute 14:15) 
  • What do Innovation Zones and Blockchain LLC’s “smart city” proposal say about the future of Nevada? (go to 19:30)
  • How might water scarcity impact Apex and Ivanpah? (go to minute 24:15)

Please also click on the following dates to view additional Nevada Newsmakers interviews with Mackenzie – August 2020, December 2020, and June 2021.

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