Author Archives: Jennifer Atlas

The second week of the 81st Session of the Nevada Legislature brought more agency presentations, budgets, and a few bill hearings. A few highlights from the week: AB106 AB106 was introduced and moved quickly through the process. It was signed Friday morning by Governor Sisolak. The measure provides an additional $50 million for small businesses […]

On Monday, February 1st, Nevada’s 81st Legislative session began. With only legislators, staff, and a small group of press allowed in the building, session looks and feels very different this year. Committee hearings are being held via Zoom, and each legislator logs in from their individual offices. One welcome addition to this virtual session is that […]

Nevada’s 81st Legislative Session began today. The opening floor sessions looked very different from previous sessions, as family and friends were not in chambers with the legislators. Most of the work of the day was the swearing in of members and procedural rules. Legislators did vote unanimously to approve $15 million in funding for the legislative […]

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 […]

Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak wrote a letter to acting Health and Human Services Secretary Norris Cochran regarding the State’s federal allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine. According to publicly available federal data, Nevada has received the second-lowest number of vaccine doses per capita among all U.S. states so far.  See the Governor’s full remarks are HERE. […]

The State’s COVID-19 Task Force met today, and we learned more about the effects of the holidays on the virus transmission. The State Biostatistician stated, based on previous post-holiday trends, it is likely that we have seen the full impact of Christmas gatherings in our case trends and test positivity. The impact of New Year’s […]

The full address may be seen here: The State of the State Governor Sisolak began by reviewing the highlights of the last Legislative session: Provided raises to teachers and funding for schools Ended surprise emergency room billing Outlawed dropping those with pre-existing conditions from insurance programs Implemented climate strategy Lowered unemployment  He then went over […]

Federal Updates  Cortez Masto Meets With Nevada Seniors, Rolls Out Senior Resource Guide  Cortez Masto Introduce Comprehensive Mental Health Legislation  Cortez Masto, Rosen Cosponsor Bicameral Legislation to Require COVID-19 Data Collection in Immigration Detention Facilities Rosen and Cortez Masto Co-Sponsor Legislation to Help Millions of Unemployed Workers Impacted by COVID-19 Rosen-Backed Legislation Passes Senate, Will […]

Yesterday, Governor Sisolak held a press conference and announced the state will be extending the restrictions in place under the current “Pause”  in Nevada for the next month – through January 15.  Additionally, Governor Sisolak announced one more public health mitigation measure- he will be signing a directive that will place a moratorium on most residential evictions […]

The Nevada COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force met today and discussed updates from their respective agencies and departments.  All counties in Nevada, with the exception of Storey County, were flagged for elevated disease transmission this week. All flagged counties met the criteria of a high case rate per 100,000 and had a high test […]