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Any News updates in the state.

Today, Governor Sisolak signed SB3 from the  32nd Legislative Special Session related to unemployment insurance and announced a new rapid response effort to address the backlogs remaining within the unemployment insurance systems to be led by Barbara Buckley, Majority Leader of the Assembly from 2001-2007 and Speaker of the Nevada Assembly from 2007-2010.   He also announced Elisa Cafferata as the new Acting Director of DETR. She currently […]

Today, Governor Sisolak issued a proclamation to formally name racism as a public health crisis. Given Nevada’s diverse population as a minority, majority state, this call to action raises awareness so Nevada does not perpetuate poor health outcomes due to systemic racism during and after the pandemic. The proclamation and press release can be found HERE.  Along with the Governor’s proclamation, the Senate introduced SCR1, which urges certain actions to address […]

Today, Governor Sisolak held a press conference to give a COVID-19 Update. He presented a long-term mitigation strategy for the state that is state managed, and locally executed by counties. The plan was developed recognizing the State of Nevada and the nation are still in response mode to the COVID-19 pandemic and will be for […]

Today, Governor Sisolak issued the formal proclamation to call the Nevada Legislature into a special session beginning on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 9 a.m. to address significant policy issues that cannot wait until the regularly scheduled legislative session. This will be the 32nd Special Session in Nevada’s history. In the proclamation, the following policy items are included for consideration:  Addressing criminal and social […]

The Interim Finance Committee met today and heard three work programs. The first was from GOED and will be a new program that provides $20M for commercial rent assistance. The money is meant for small businesses defined as under 50 employees, and the money would be paid directly to the landlord. The second was for […]

Today, Governor Sisolak issued a statement in response to the Senate GOP COVID-19 proposal, which does not include any flexible funding for state and local governments. His comments are below: “Since early May, I have been advocating for additional flexible funding from the federal government to help State and local governments backfill the budget shortfalls and […]

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 […]

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 […]