CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Rep. Shelley Berkley says the U.S. must
invest more in education, infrastructure and renewable energy to
create jobs and secure the nation's place as a world leader.
Speaking Wednesday to a joint session of the Nevada Legislature,
the seven-term Democrat from Las Vegas told lawmakers that Nevada has been talking about diversifying its economy for 30 years, and that the key is a well-trained work force.
Her words struck a chord with Democrats in the Assembly gallery,
who oppose Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval's education budget cuts.
Berkley last week launched her bid to replace Republican Sen.
John Ensign, who is not seeking re-election next year.
Republican Rep. Dean Heller also announced his intent to run for
Ensign's U.S. Senate seat.