Author Archives: Jennifer Atlas

Today, Governor Steve Sisolak released his Phase 2 reopening Directive 021 in to accompany Tuesday night’s announcement. The directive is set to expire on June 30, 2020. All prior directives referenced remain in effect through the end of June. Directive 021 also allows for Nevada’s gaming establishments to open as of June 4, 2020. Phase 2 begins tomorrow.  Two guidance documents […]

Today, the Committee to Conduct an Interim Study of the Requirements for Reapportionment and Redistricting in Nevada met to discuss the upcoming redistricting. There were reports from the state demographer, Board of Regents, Census staff, and LCB staff. Due to COVID-19, census activities have been delayed, and this in turn delays reporting to the Legislature. […]

Governor Sisolak was scheduled to give a press conference this evening regarding Phase 2, but cancelled about an hour before it was scheduled. He was exposed to the virus, and while he is exhibiting no symptoms, decided to cancel out of an abundance of caution. He did release his prepared statements and announced that Phase 2 […]

Today, Governor Sisolak announced he will hold a press conference on Tuesday, May 26, to discuss the next phase in Nevada’s reopening plan, as outlined in Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery. If Nevada’s COVID-19 data continues to reflect positive or consistent trends through the Memorial Day Weekend, the Governor will announce a Phase 2 reopening date at the […]

The Interim Finance Committee met today to create and appoint members to a subcommittee that will be reviewing and advising on how and where federal aid dollars are spent. The subcommittee will be chaired by Speaker Frierson and a list of members is below:  Composition of the Committee:  Assembly members Jason Frierson, Teresa Benitez-Thompson Daniele […]

The Interim Healthcare Committee met today. They had a COVID themed agenda and with presentations from the state. As of this morning, 107,166 tests have been administered and we are at about 3,990 new tests a day and working to do more community wide tests. 110 new positive cases a day being reported to the state […]

The Interim Finance Committee met today and voted to transfer the state’s “Rainy Day Fund” to the General Fund to help with budget shortfalls. The vote was along party lines, and Speaker Frierson and Chairwoman Carlton said that this was necessary to get money to those that need it, as well as to pay for […]

Today, Governor Sisolak held a press conference to update on Phase 1 of reopening Nevada. He talked about how things are looking better as more people have access to testing and that we have had a 20-day downward trend. The Governor stated that there was no timeline for when we would be able to move […]

Today Governor Sisolak held a short meeting of the Board of Examiners and approved pulling roughly $400 million out of the reserve “Rainy Day” account to help with the state’s budget shortfall. There was no additional discussion, other than to confirm that about $120 million would be left in the account DETR announced today that […]

A quick, but important update today! The Interim Finance Committee met and voted to approve CARES Act funds for the Governor’s Finance Office, the Nevada Arts Council, Behavior Health Services, Child Care, and JAG. They also approved a Legislative Declaration of Fiscal Emergency. This declaration allows funds from the “Rainy Day Fund” to be accessed.