The G3Wire- April 1, 2022

This week, Governor Sisolak made several appointments to state agencies and boards:

Nelson Araujo was appointed as Nevada’s Infrastructure Advisor. In this role, Araujo will work across all agencies and levels of government to ensure the State is competitively and successfully navigating the acquisition and implementation of federal dollars from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. 

Governor Steve Sisolak announces Nelson Araujo as Infrastructure Advisor

Allison Genco was appointed as the state’s first Public Health Resource Officer. Senate Bill 424, sponsored by Governor Sisolak during the 2021 Session of the Nevada Legislature, created a Public Health Resource Office that is charged with analyzing the existing public health infrastructure of the State and making recommendations related to unmet needs, opportunities for federal and private grant funding, and improved coordination between providers of public health services.

Governor announces Public Health Resource Officer appointment

Malinda Southard will be the new Executive Director of the Patient Protection Commission. The PPC was created through legislation introduced by the Governor in 2019, and in 2021 the Commission was moved to the Department of Health and Human Services to better support patients and connect more closely with the data and resources of DHHS.

Governor Sisolak announced 64 appointments made to the State of Nevada boards, commissions, and agencies during the months of February and March.

Governor Sisolak announces appointments for February, March

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bill to Extend Flexibility in School Nutrition Programs

Cortez Masto Calls on Administration to Address Census Undercount of Communities of Color

Cortez Masto Announces Support for Supreme Court Nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Rosen Joins Letter Calling on Administration to Address the Undercounting of Communities of Color in 2020 Census

Rosen Discusses Recent Bipartisan Trip to Eastern Europe to Assess Support for Ukraine, Russian Cyber Threats Against U.S. Hospitals

Rosen, Cortez Masto Announce $950,000 Grant to Boost Manufacturing Jobs in Nevada, Address Supply Chain Issues

Rosen Praises Lipstadt Confirmation to be U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism

During Armed Services Committee Hearing, Rosen Asks Top U.S. General in Europe About Russian Cyber Threats

Rep. Titus Statement On The Passage Of H.R. 3617, The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment And Expungement Act (More Act) Of 2021

Rep. Titus Celebrates House Passage Of Storm Technical Corrections Act

Rep. Susie Lee Introduces Bipartisan Wraparound Services Bill To Invest In K-12 Students Outside Of Classroom

Rep. Susie Lee Announces Nearly $25 Million To Make Nevada Homes More Energy Efficient, Lower Utility Costs

Updates from the Governor’s Office

Governor Sisolak, GOWINN, NDE, NSHE to Announce Strategic Collaboration with Amazon Web Services

Governor Steve Sisolak signs multi-state Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle MOU to accelerate transportation electrification in Nevada

Governor Sisolak to tour The Center, present proclamation ahead of Transgender Day of Visibility

State Agency and Local Government Updates

Pop-up produce market offers fresh fruit and veggies for about a buck

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Second COVID-19 booster doses available at Southern Nevada Health District clinics

DHHS: Nevadans to benefit from new appointment to national board

Nevada Drops in National Ranking for Suicides

Attorney General Ford Announces MD Labs and its Co-Founders to Pay Up to $16 Million to Settle Allegations of Unnecessary Urine Drug Testing

Attorney General Ford Joins Bipartisan Coalition of 44 Attorneys General Urging Tik Tok and Snapchat to Give Parents More Control

Attorney General Ford Announces Support for Dads in Schools Violence Prevention Program

Start date for DMV Technology Fee Refund announced

February 2022 Nevada Gaming Revenues and Collections

State Superintendent Ebert and Lieutenant Governor Cano Burkhead Team Up to Address Safety, Mental, and Behavioral Needs of Nevada Students

Governor Sisolak Commits $5 million toward NSHE Community College Efforts

LAS Reports 3.34 Million Passengers in February

International Air Service to Las Vegas Continues its Rise

Clark County Encourages Public Input On State Mandate To Regulate Short-Term Rentals

CCSD Board Of School Trustees Meeting Recap

Articles of Interest

Nevada health officials rev up mass vaccination efforts after feds OK second COVID booster (NV Independent)

Pandemic accelerated marijuana sales but slowed alcohol purchases (NV Independent)

Former Democratic assemblyman indicted for campaign fund theft, falsifying documents (NV Independent)

Jara to lean more on expulsion to curb school violence (NV Independent)

Las Vegas Formula One race route focuses on central Strip (LVRJ)

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