Daily Update- July 7, 2020 Special Session Announcement

Today, Governor Sisolak issued the formal proclamation to call the Nevada Legislature into a special session beginning on Wednesday, July 8 at 9 a.m. to address the budget shortfall. This will be the 31st Special Session in Nevada’s history. The proclamation by the Governor sets the agenda for the session and limits the business that may be considered by lawmakers while in special session. Specifically, it outlines the actions the legislature may consider to address the budget shortfall. 

The proclamation can be found HERE.

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Applauds $400,000 Grant to Carson City for Economic Recovery

Cortez Masto Raises Concerns About Tribes Being Denied Access to Critical Federal COVID-19 Data

Cortez Masto Introduces Comprehensive Legislation to Support Child Welfare Agencies During COVID-19

Rosen Co-Sponsors Bill to Support State Medicaid Programs During Economic Crisis Caused by COVID-19

Rosen Joins Bipartisan Letter Calling for Additional Funding for Children’s Hospitals Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

Rosen Joins Letter Calling for Department of Justice to Address the Mass Closure of Polling Locations in Tribal Communities

Reps. Titus and Lee Urge President Trump to Allow Foreign Teachers Hired by CCSD to Enter the United States

Rep. Susie Lee Examines DeVos-led Department of Education’s Failure to Help Students During COVID-19

Agency Updates

Division of Industrial Relations notes higher rates of face covering compliance during July 6 observations

County Leaders Call for Renewed Focus to Fight COVID-19 Spread

Articles of Interest

Sisolak issues formal call for special session focused on budget cuts; may address other issues later (NV Indy)

Judge calls for more investigation on unemployment claim backlog, but does not order mass, immediate PUA payments (NV Indy)

Clark County school trustees remain lukewarm on district’s reopening plan ahead of Thursday vote (NV Indy)

Nevada sets new record for hospitalizations, reports nearly 900 new COVID-19 cases (8 News)

Holding company for Circus Circus sues insurance company for refusing to pay loses endured due to COVID-19 (8 News)

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