Live And Local With Kevin Wall 06/04/13: State Legislature, Chris Christie, And Sexual Assault In The Military
CBS LAS VEGAS-Gov. Brian Sandoval is calling Nevada lawmakers back to work Tuesday to finish five matters that failed to get done before the 2013 legislative session ended at midnight Monday. Governor Sandoval ordered lawmakers to consider four measures, including a bill to authorize the Clark County Commission to raise the sales tax rate to fund more police officers. Geoff Lawrence, Deputy Policy Director for the Nevada Policy Research Institute, talks about the special session and what got passed in this special session. Singer and Song Writer Clint Holmes talks about his upcoming performances at The Smith Center this Friday, Saturday, And Sunday.
The special Senate election to replace longtime Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., who died on Monday at the age of 89, will be held in October, Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., announced on Tuesday. Republicans are outraged that he will not appoint a Republican to the seat. Do you think Governor Chris Christie made the right political move? Callers explain why the Governor did this.
America’s most powerful military leaders were ordered to Capitol Hill Tuesday to answer for the epidemic of sexual assaults in the ranks. They quickly came under fire from the Senate Armed Services Committee. Some members there want to relieve commanders of their power to decide who gets prosecuted in sexual assault cases and who doesn’t.