Author Archives: Jennifer Atlas

Today, Governor Sisolak announced that the Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation is the recipient of a $13 million federal grant to support short-term job training programs to help prepare unemployed and underemployed individuals for in-demand occupations in Nevada.  This funding comes as part of available CARES act funding. The funding will bring the opportunity to offer expanded, […]

Earlier this week, Carson City District Court Judge James Russell issued a ruling from the bench, saying that state lawmakers had violated the constitutional two-thirds vote requirement for tax increases in passing two bills during the last session that extended tax rates or fees that were set to expire. The taxes included a higher payroll […]

The Cannabis Compliance Board met today and discussed the future of applications for licenses. Historically extensions have been made, and now with COVID-19 and the recent litigation, settling parties have been granted extended time to pass inspection and begin operations. This extension would allow a final hard date for final inspections and it will allow the Board […]

Today, the COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force, chaired by Nevada COVID-19 Response Director Caleb Cage, met with six counties that have been flagged for having an elevated risk of transmission of COVID-19. Based on data provided this morning by the Department of Health and Human Services, three counties are no longer meeting two of the […]

Today, Governor Sisolak signed an emergency regulation to support widespread immunization efforts to help the State prepare for a potential COVID-19 vaccine. The regulation, approved and requested by the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy, authorizes pharmaceutical technicians with appropriate training to administer immunizations under the direct supervision of a pharmacist. This emergency regulation will allow pharmacies to meet the increased […]

Today, by executive order, Governor Sisolak ordered the flags of the United States and the State of Nevada to be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and state public buildings and grounds for the entire day on Friday, September 11, 2020 in honor of those that lost their lives on September 11, 2001. The order can be […]

Today, Governor Sisolak issued the following statement in response to the White House denying the State’s request to have the federal government fully fund the Nevada National Guard’s COVID-19 response efforts through the end of the year.   “There is no rational justification for providing some states full federal funding for the Guard and denying a state like Nevada, […]

Today, Governor Sisolak signed two proclamations related to suicide prevention in the State of Nevada. The first proclamation declares September 2020 as suicide prevention month in Nevada. Additionally, Governor Sisolak signed the PREVENTS proclamation, committing Nevada’s full support for the implementation of the PREVENTS ‘Roadmap’ to help identify veterans and other residents in need of care; develop […]

Today, Governor Sisolak held a press conference to review the past six months and give an update on COVID-19. He gave a clarification to a past directive and stated that countertop dining in Clark County is allowed, but countertop gaming still is prohibited. The Governor noted that his staff will continue to look at what […]