Episode 14: Legislative preview for small businesses

Michael Schaus

Free to Offend Episode 14 | Guest: Randi Thompson, state director for NFIB

Government lobbyists, public sector unions and political insiders are gearing up for Nevada’s 2021 Legislative Session So, what should small businesses expect? 

Randi Thompson, Nevada state director for the National Federation of Independent Businesses, joins the show to discuss what small businesses—who are still struggling under never-ending COVID restrictions—can expect as legislators convene in Carson City 

Nevada Policy’s Michael Schaus also discusses how the national events of last week are further evidence that the way we think about politics, and government, need to change.   


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Michael Schaus

Michael Schaus

Communications Director

Michael Schaus is communications director at the Nevada Policy Research Institute and is responsible for managing the organization’s messaging with the public, the media and NPRI’s membership. He is also currently a policy advisor for the Heartland Institute.

Prior to joining NPRI, Michael worked in media as a national columnist, a political humorist and a radio talk show host in Denver, Colorado. Active in both print and radio, he shared his insights and free-market economics perspective with large local and national audiences.

Michael became interested in economic theory earlier in life while employed in the financial sector. As the liaison between a local community bank and the Federal Reserve, he acquired an in-depth understanding of just how manipulative big government can be toward industry and enterprise. It was that experience with big-government intervention that initially led him into public-affairs commentary.