Category Archives: DETR

Nevada’s 33rd Special Session adjourned Sine Die on Tuesday. The Senate voted to approve the redistricting maps along party lines. The Assembly amended the maps and voted to approve, Assemblyman Flores voting against them with the Assembly Republicans. The amended maps included consideration for 1,800 last known addresses for prisoners and tribal boundaries.  The approved AB1 and SB1 were signed […]

On Thursday, the Interim Finance Committee met and discussed several programs to allocate money in the state. They also discussed the use of federal relief funds, and heard an opinion from Bryan Fernley of LCB regarding how the funding may be allocated. At a previous IFC meeting, legislators were told that funds would have to […]

Nevada COVID-19 Update– As of Monday, October 11, the Delta surge continues to recede across Nevada, with all key COVID-19 metrics declining. Rural hospitalizations remain near their peak, and Nevada is still averaging 5 times more cases than in June. Nevada’s statewide test positivity fell to 8%, the lowest since early July. Southern and Northern […]

Today, Governor Sisolak announced that the state of Nevada will be adopting the latest CDC recommendations regarding masks: The CDC recommends that everyone, including fully vaccinated individuals, wear a mask in public indoor settings in counties with substantial or high transmission, which includes Clark and Washoe counties.   The Governor released  Emergency Directive 047, which allows […]

This week, Governor Sisolak was busy signing legislation. Some of the highlights are below, and the full lists of the status of bills can be found here:  Bills Signed by the Governor Bills in the Governor’s Office Accessible & Secure Elections Legislation  Assembly Bill 121: Improves voting access for those with a disability or overseas […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Federal Updates Can the Biden administration deliver on its message of a new hope for immigrants in the U.S.? (NV Indy) On Small Business Saturday, Rosen Announces Initiative to Highlight Nevada Small Businesses House Passes the National Apprenticeship Act and Includes Horsford Racial and Gender Equity Amendment Agency and Local Government Updates Today’s COVID-19 Press […]

The Nevada COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force met with nine counties flagged for having an elevated risk of transmission of COVID-19.  Carson City, Clark, Elko, Humboldt, Lincoln, Lyon, Nye and Washoe counties’ plans were previously approved by the Task Force. Douglas County presented their assessment and plan to the Task Force for the first […]