In the spring, state Sen. Phil Griego, D-San Jose, contended that the merchant class in the Plaza area was made up of newcomers who wanted to change Las Vegas into a Santa Fe or Taos.
The longtime lawmaker took a different approach this week.
On radio station KFUN, Griego, who was on a show with other local lawmakers, praised the downtown business community, touting how it benefits Las Vegas. He said his earlier comments were misconstrued by the print media.
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