Daily Update- June 12, 2020 IFC, Primary Update

The Interim Finance Committee met today to discuss Governor Sisolak’s plan to cover the $812 million deficit in the state’s budget. It includes about $88 million in cuts to state agencies and one- time appropriations. More details will be heard about the plan at the next IFC meeting that is scheduled for June 25th.  The initial plan was approved along party lines with all Republicans voting nay. There was a long period of public comment with most people concerned about state agency cuts and anticipated furloughs. 

Updated Nevada Primary results can be found HERE.

The Situation Reports will now be published weekly. This week’s report is HERE.

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Questions Officials on Wildfire Management Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, Celebrates Release of Funding for UNR ALERTWildfire Program

Cortez Masto Applauds More Than $60 Million for Nevada Coronavirus Care

Cortez Masto Discusses Support for Latino Small Businesses Across Nevada

Rosen, Cortez Masto, Colleagues Call on FEMA to Better Coordinate Disaster Response with Tribes

Rosen Announces Co-Sponsorship of Justice in Policing Act of 2020

Rep. Susie Lee Examines VA Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Agency Updates

More than 13,000 Students Graduate from Nevada’s Public Higher Education Institutions

Board of Regents Renew Contracts of Three Institution Presidents

Board of Regents Adjust NSHE Budget Reduction Plan

Articles of Interest

Officials: Nearly 48,000 independent workers have been paid PUA unemployment benefits (NV Indy)

Regents pull from higher ed rainy day fund as board looks to cover massive budget shortfall triggered by coronavirus (NV Indy)

Long lines on Election Day become political flashpoint (NV Indy)

Clark County sees first confirmed case of COVID-19-related syndrome in kids (LVRJ)

Casinos put safety first, but many guests ignore protocols (LVRJ)

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