Daily Update- January 27, 2021: Governor Addresses Infrastructure & Small Businesses

Today,  Governor Sisolak issued a letter to State and local partners about accelerating infrastructure projects in the State to create immediate jobs for Nevadans.  The letter follows the Governor’s State of the State address last week where he spoke about the need for the State to collaborate with our local partners to find ways to create good paying jobs and economic opportunity for residents to reenergize the State’s economy. The full letter can be read HERE.

Yesterday, Governor Sisolak joined Lt. Governor Kate Marshall, State Treasurer Zach Conine, and a group of Nevada’s small business owners for a virtual small business roundtable. Participants shared their ideas of how Nevada can continue to help small businesses. More information about the event can be found HERE.

Today’s COVID-19 Press Bulletin

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Aims to Bolster Virtual Peer Support Behavioral Health Programs in New Bill

Cortez Masto, Rosen Applaud Biden Administration’s Actions to Boost Vaccine Supply

Cortez Masto, Scott Introduce Bill to Ease Access to Telehealth Services

Rosen Statement Commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day

Rosen Applauds Biden Administration’s Actions to Ensure Equity and Justice in America

Rep. Titus Re-Elected Chair of Key Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee

Congressman Steven Horsford to Continue Serving on House Budget Committee

Agency and Local Government Updates

Southern Nevada Health District and Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announce site of COVID-19 second dose clinic site

DETR- Reno ends 2020 with smallest annual decline in employment; Eureka County lowest unemployment rate

Regulations approved for mandatory OSHA 10- and 30-hour training for convention services workers and supervisors

2021 Nevada State Teacher of the Year L. Juliana Urtubey Among Four Finalists for 2021 National Teacher of the Year

Three additional MIS-C cases reported in Washoe County 

Articles of Interest

DETR plans modest technical upgrades in near term, but total overhaul is several years out (NV Indy)

Grant program has aided thousands of small businesses, thousands more still waiting on a response (NV Indy)

Burdened by the pandemic, Nevada casinos see revenue drop more than $6 billion (NV Indy)

Six file to fill vacant Assembly seat ahead of legislative session (NV Indy)

Nevada COVID positivity rate dips again (LVRJ)

Nevada establishes call center to answer residents’ vaccine questions (LVRJ)

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