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Any News updates in the state.

Today, The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup completed its review of the federal process and has recommended a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at least six months after their primary vaccination series for people older than 65 and people at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. The Workgroup provided its confirmation to the Governors […]

Governor Sisolak announced this week that his team has been reviewing President Biden’s Path Out of The Pandemic. The State is working with federal and local partners to prepare to implement the plan. In some cases, the State is waiting on more federal guidance or for federal regulations to be put in place. Overall, the President’s […]

COVID-19 in Nevada As of Monday, September 6, new COVID-19 cases in Nevada are continuing to decline. Nationally, vaccinations dipped to 878 first doses per 100,000 last week, 4% lower than the week before. Nationwide, 3.6% of unvaccinated people got a first dose last week, slightly higher than the rate in Nevada. Currently, 63% of […]

Yesterday, Governor Steve Sisolak and Senator Jacky Rosen introduced Nuro, a leading autonomous delivery company at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The company plans to invest $40 million in two facilities in Southern Nevada that will create more than 250 high skilled tech sector jobs. Plans call for building an end-of-line manufacturing facility and world-class […]

This afternoon, the Clark County Commission held a special meeting to discuss increasing positivity rates of Covid-19 in Clark County and recent recommendations from the SNHD. There has been a significant rise in key metrics, including test positivity rates, new cases, and hospitalizations.  After a presentation from the Southern Nevada Health District, questions, and discussion, the […]

During the 2021 Legislative Session,  Senate Concurrent Resolution 11 was passed and  creates a joint special committee to analyze and explore the Innovation Zones proposal beyond the 2021 Legislative Session. The committee will evaluate the effects on economic development, natural resources, the environment and local tax revenues. The study comes from the amended version of the […]

On July 1st, almost half of the bills that were passed in the 2021 legislative session became effective. This includes some of the more high-profile bills from the session.  AB59: Raises minimum legal sales age for tobacco products from 18 to 21 AB396: Police can only use deadly force if there is an “imminent” threat AB400: […]

While this session looked different from any other, the las week of session brought the same push towards sine die that we are used to. Here are some of the big bills that were passed in the final days: AB341: Revises provisions relating to cannabis. (BDR 56-583) AB341 authorizes marijuana consumption lounges and solves the problem that […]

The Economic Forum met this week to make its final budget projections for the upcoming biennium. This forecast is the final official revenue estimate that is used by the Legislature in balancing General Fund appropriations with projected General Fund revenues for each biennial budget period. Comparisons with the December report show much more optimism in the […]

Bill Hearing Highlights AB28 AB28 restores the inverse preference for businesses that want to come to Nevada. Vendors that receive a preference in their home state will receive a penalty to their Nevada score by the same amount. This was in place from 2003-2009 but was removed when a preference for businesses owned by disabled […]