Category Archives: Special Session

Earlier this week, Carson City District Court Judge James Russell issued a ruling from the bench, saying that state lawmakers had violated the constitutional two-thirds vote requirement for tax increases in passing two bills during the last session that extended tax rates or fees that were set to expire. The taxes included a higher payroll […]

Today, Governor Sisolak, joined virtually by stakeholders and community supporters, signed Senate Bill 4, an act relating to public health geared towards worker safety. Governor Sisolak was joined, virtually, at the signing by Geoconda Argüello-Kline, the Secretary-Treasurer of the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226, Bill Hornbuckle, CEO and President MGM Resorts, and Irma Fernandez, daughter of Adolfo Fernandez, a utility porter and namesake […]

Today the Nevada Health Response Team identified eight Nevada counties flagged for having an elevated disease transmission risk, marked by meeting two or more of the criteria laid out in the State’s Road to Recovery: Moving to a New Normal plan. Counties meeting two or more of the criteria as of August 6 include: Carson City, Clark, […]

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 […]

This evening, Governor Sisolak held his first press conference since July 9th. He announced that he would like to start the second special session as soon as Thursday, but the final decision and proclamation is yet to come. The Governor stressed that each decision he makes has to balance a fine line between economic responsibility […]