ZZZ - GMG - VEGAS INC 2011-2014

January 14, 2013

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J A N U A R Y 1 4 , 2 0 1 3 / Y O U R b u s i n e s s - t o - b u s i n e s s w e e k ly SPECIAL FOCUS WHat's coming in The new year This month, VEGAS INC looks ahead to 2013 and the intersection of business and politics. Pending legislation that will affect business in Southern Nevada NONprofit plans major expansion of medical cENTER what awaits us in washington By Karoun Demirjian staff writer P eople often complain that leaders in Washington do nothing. ¶ That might not be the case in 2013. ¶ President Barack Obama, Congress and the Supreme Court will turn to several issues that were tabled until after last November's elections, and the to-do list includes many items that could change the way Nevadans do business. ¶ There is a roster of matters that have been inherited from the president's first term, not least of which is implementing the Affordable Care Act, 20130114_VI01_F.indd 1 see CARE FACILITY, page 17 INSIDE TODAY A MORE DIRECT ROUTE | P. 6 A local company develops technology to try to end illegal taxicab long-hauling TIME TO FOLD? | P. 20 Columnist Richard N. Velotta explains why online poker legislation is a long shot THE LIST | P. 22 which must be completed by Jan. 1, 2014. sHUTTERSTOCK.COM/ILLUSTRATION By Eli Segall staff writer Gerald Bowie flashes a toothless smile. The 60-year-old man lost many of his teeth to disease. He has dangerously high blood pressure, his corneas have been replaced and, instead of words, he often utters just sounds. Bowie is one of 24 residents at New Vista, a residential care facility for people with mental disabilities. Residents have a variety of health issues that, as with Bowie, often increase in severity and complexity with age. Now, as part of a $30 million expansion, New Vista officials want to learn why these folks suffer more than the average person. The nonprofit is in the process of building a new research clinic as well as housing for seniors with mental disabilities. New Vista plans to open a medical clinic this summer at its northern see POLITICS, page 14 2013 largest scheduled conventions 1/10/13 2:02:54 PM

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