KNPR: Marilyn Kirkpatrick Wants to Make Clark County Work Better

People – even people who have lived here for a while – get confused about the difference between Clark County and Las Vegas, and the duties of the City Council vs. the County Commission.

As a bit of a primer, Las Vegas encompasses downtown and areas east and west of downtown, and is generally considered to go as far south as Charleston. Clark County is everything else – including the Strip and towns such as Laughlin and Mesquite.

So Clark County Commissioners have a lot on their plates.

Marilyn Kirkpatrick is used to that. Kirkpatrick is a veteran state legislator and was speaker of the Assembly in 2013.

She is known as a bit of a policy wonk, and someone who gets things done. Last fall, when Tom Collins left his position on the Clark County Commission, Governor Sandoval appointed Kirkpatrick to take his place. Now, she’s running to keep that office.

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Moapa Valley Progress: Officials Meet About Warm Springs Flooding

Representatives from several government agencies travelled to Warm Springs on Thursday to meet with residents there about ongoing flooding problems.

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Commissioner Kirkpatrick Discusses Parks, Budgets, Squatters & More

Mobile Food Pantry Comes To Moapa

Many residents in Moapa Valley got some much needed help on Friday with the opening of the first area mobile food pantry. Food was distributed to over 200 families Friday afternoon at the park in Moapa by volunteers, joined by community and state officials. Click here to read more.

Kirkpatrick Highlights Flood Control Issues At Cleanup

A crowd of local volunteers gathered along the Muddy River channel on Saturday morning near Lewis Avenue in Overton to do a trash cleanup of the area. About 40 people attended the project which was organized by County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick in coordination with the Partners in Conservation organization. Click here to read more. 

Robert Combs packing up the pig farm in NLV

As for the buyer, or buyers, the property is being sold “as is,” meaning cleanup will be the buyer’s responsibility.

“There’s federal requirements, state requirements, on how that land is remediated,” County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick said. “So that takes time itself.” Click here to read more.

Honoring good tax policy

There’s no doubt that government at all levels wastes mounds of taxpayer dollars every year. It’s frustrating, and becomes even more so when elected officials go back to the public’s pockets seeking more cash.

But it’s a little easier to swallow when legislators work to broaden the tax base and give tax policy more clarity. Nevada state Assemblywoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick and state Sen. Mark Lipparelli did just that in the 2015 Legislature, and earned national recognition for doing so. Click here to read more.

Commissioner To Join In Muddy River Cleanup Project

County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick is working together with the Partners in Conservation organization to coordinate a cleanup project along the Muddy River at Lewis Ave. in Overton. The project will take place on Saturday, March 6 beginning at 9:00 a.m. All community members are encouraged to participate. Click here to read more.

Two Nevada legislators are being recognized by a national group for their work to reform the state’s live entertainment tax.

State Sen. Mark Lipparelli, R-Las Vegas, and former Assemblywoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick, D-North Las Vegas, received the Outstanding Achievement in State Tax Reform award this month from the Tax Foundation. Click here to read more.

Inland port could speed delivery of goods to Strip, clear truck traffic

If Southern Nevada were to develop an inland port, it could result in speedier delivery of goods to the Strip and clear some truck traffic from Interstate 15 south of Las Vegas. Click here to read more.