Author Archives: Jennifer Atlas

Today, Governor Sisolak signed Emergency Directive 025, which will gradually lift the moratorium on evictions. He urged landlords and tenants to work together and collaborate on repayment plans.  Directive 025 lifts the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures imposed by Directive 008 in phases by allowing residential evictions and foreclosures to resume in full on September 1 for non-payment of rents and no cause evictions. Late fees or penalties […]

Clark County School District posted documents today that outline a possible plan for reopening schools for the coming school year. It proposes having students attend face-to-face two days a week, and online three days a week. There would also be an option for full-time distance learning. These options will be discussed at the Board of […]

Today, Governor Sisolak announced that the pending Special Session would be delayed until the beginning of FY 2021. There had been previous information that the Special Session would likely occur before the end of FY 2020, which is June 30th. The full press release can be found HERE. Governor Sisolak spoke directly to Vice President Mike […]

The Cannabis Compliance Board held a workshop today to discuss the Boards draft regulations that were released on May 29, 2020 for public input.  The Board accepted public input by email and made changes to the draft regulations according to the input received. The draft regulations are still a work in progress and were not […]

Today the Nevada State Board of Pardons Commissioners passed an amended resolution put forth by member Governor Sisolak in which those convicted of minor marijuana offenses would be pardoned.  Prior to January 1, 2017, the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana was a criminal act that could be charged as a misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, or felony. This resolution extends to […]

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development Executive Board met today. Executive Director Michael Brown noted in his report that the Board has shifted it’s focus from a 5-year growth plan to an 18-month recovery plan. They also approved a WINN program for $2 million that will create a workforce training and development program for advanced […]

Governor Sisolak held a press conference this eventing to update Nevadans on the reopening plan. He intends to extend Phase 2 and continue to evaluate data. The timeline for moving forward into Phase 3 is dictated by the virus. There has been an increase in cases, but it is not negatively impacting hospitals. Caleb Cage […]

The Interim Finance Committee met today to discuss Governor Sisolak’s plan to cover the $812 million deficit in the state’s budget. It includes about $88 million in cuts to state agencies and one- time appropriations. More details will be heard about the plan at the next IFC meeting that is scheduled for June 25th.  The initial […]

Governor Sisolak made several announcements today. The first was the distribution of CARES Act funding to local governments to assist with COVID-19 expenses. The funds will help counties and cities recuperate expenses already incurred related to the COVID-19 pandemic and will help pay for eligible expenses going forward as the State continues to recover from the impacts of this pandemic.   The full press release can be […]