The G3Wire- December 17, 2021

On Thursday, Governor Sisolak appointed Lisa Cano Burkhead as the Lt. Governor.  The Governor introduced Cano Burkhead during a press conference in Las Vegas and during a media availability in Carson City, where Chief Justice James Hardesty performed a short swearing in ceremony. In 2021, after 25 years as an educator, she retired from the Clark County School District but that hasn’t stopped her from serving the community and making education a foundational element in children’s lives. She currently teaches educators on how to better connect with students and build classrooms that fosters learning and, as Lt. Governor, will serve as a public advocate for education. Cano Burkhead’s bio and the full press release can be found HERE.

NV Covid-19 Update: On Dec. 14, the Southern Nevada Health District confirmed the state’s first reported case of COVID-19 caused by the Omicron variant. This case was identified as part of the Health District’s surveillance process and serves as notice that the Omicron variant is in the community. Omicron now accounts for 3% of all U.S. cases up from 0.5% from the previous week. This year in Nevada, COVID-19 cases are now almost five times lower than last year, but cases did increase 8% over the past 2 weeks. 

Southern Nevada Health District reports first Omicron case in Clark County resident

via The Nevada Independent

News From the Governor’s Office

Governor Sisolak announces the judicial appointment of Elham “Ellie” Roohani to the Eighth Judicial District Court, Department 11

ICYMI: Governor Sisolak releases statement following announcement Superbowl LVIII

Governor Sisolak signs proclamation affirming that climate change threatens Nevada with aridification

Nevada reflects on one-year anniversary of COVID-19 vaccination efforts

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Announces More Than $58 Million for Nevada Airports from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Joint Statement by Senators Cortez Masto, Schumer, Durbin, Menendez, Luján, Padilla on Parliamentarian’s Opinion on Immigration Provisions in the Build Back Better Act

Rosen, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Include Accounting in STEM K-12 Education

Rosen Praises Bipartisan Senate Passage of National Defense Authorization Act with Key Nevada Priorities, Five Rosen Bills

Rosen, Cramer Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Address the Mental Health Crisis Among Veterans

Rosen Applauds $481 Million in Funding for Nevada Highways and Bridges From Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Statement from Congressman Horsford on the Build Back Better Act and Voting Rights

Congressman Horsford Applauds Naming of Harry Reid International Airport

Rep. Lee Announces Nearly $44 Million in Funding for Harry Reid International Airport, Over $481 Million for Roads and Bridges Under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

State Agency and Local Government Updates

DETR Chief Economist Appointed to Service on National Workforce Advisory Council

Attorney General Ford Joins Amicus Brief Pushing Back on Texas Lawsuit Attacking DACA

Nevada Department of Education Funds 10,993 Nevada Educator Projects through DonorsChoose Grant Program

UNLV and UNR recognized as two of the nation’s top research universities by Carnegie

Southern Nevada’s Commercial Airport Officially Renamed Harry Reid International Airport

The U.S. Conference of Mayors honors Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve’s efforts on climate action

Articles of Interest

As gaming revenues soar in Nevada and nationwide, one analyst is cautious for 2022 (NV Independent)

Nevada could lose millions in ticket tax revenue if Raiders make 2024 Super Bowl (NV Independent)

A’s study shows Las Vegas would be MLB hit (LVRJ)

CES organizers to provide self tests for COVID-19 at January show (LVRJ)

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