Category Archives: Budget

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 […]

The 31st Special Session ended yesterday evening, and today Governor Sisolak signed the final bills into law: Senate Bill 3, which temporarily accelerates the collection of a portion of the tax upon the net proceeds of minerals and  Assembly Bill 3, which implements the vast majority of the budget changes. The legislature made sweeping cuts in order to fill the huge budget […]

Today a new bill was introduced in the Assembly. AB4 Revises the formula for determining the tax on the net proceeds of minerals extracted. The bill lowers the level of deductions that the state’s mining industry can take to reduce their taxable sales, a measure that could bring $54.7 million more into the general fund. The bill was […]

Today, Governor Sisolak and Nevada Department of Education Superintendent of Public Instruction Jhone Ebert released the following statements regarding Assembly Bill 2, and Clark County Superintendent Jesus  Jara’s statement that the agenda item stemmed from a request from the State Department of Education.  The full statements may be found HERE. Today was Day 7 of the Special Session. AJR1 passed both houses, as did SB4. AJR1 urges […]

Today, Governor Sisolak released a detailed look at federal funding that has flowed into Nevada so far to help battle the COVID-19 pandemic.  Federal funding has been distributed throughout Nevada from the CARES Act to address public health needs and to fund state and local government programs for children, families, seniors, law enforcement and health care providers.    […]

Yesterday evening, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced bars, pubs, taverns, distilleries, breweries, and wineries that don’t serve food in certain Nevada counties must close effective 11:59 p.m. today to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the State. Today, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced the elevated disease transmission criteria for determining whether a county must revert back to […]

Today in a late notice press conference, Governor Sisolak announced that bars in certain Nevada counties must close as of 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 10, to help stem the spread of COVID-19 in Nevada.  The State Department of Health and Human Services is currently confirming the criteria that would designate a county in Nevada as a hotspot. Tomorrow, the Governor will release […]

Special Session began in Carson City today. The Senate heard presentations from the Office of the Governor, Department of Health and Human Services, and Public Works. The Assembly heard presentations from the Office of the Governor, Department of Education, and the Nevada System of Higher Education. The building is closed to everyone except for essential […]