Category Archives: The Strip

Today, the Interim Finance Committee heard 17 items regarding CARES Act money for the state. All were passed. Most notably, there was discussion regarding funds to increase contact tracing and help DETR update their phone system to help with the increased volume and backlog of claims.  Governor Sisolak announced the approval of a comprehensive community-based […]

Today, Governor Steve Sisolak released his Phase 2 reopening Directive 021 in to accompany Tuesday night’s announcement. The directive is set to expire on June 30, 2020. All prior directives referenced remain in effect through the end of June. Directive 021 also allows for Nevada’s gaming establishments to open as of June 4, 2020. Phase 2 begins tomorrow.  Two guidance documents […]

Today, the Committee to Conduct an Interim Study of the Requirements for Reapportionment and Redistricting in Nevada met to discuss the upcoming redistricting. There were reports from the state demographer, Board of Regents, Census staff, and LCB staff. Due to COVID-19, census activities have been delayed, and this in turn delays reporting to the Legislature. […]

Governor Sisolak was scheduled to give a press conference this evening regarding Phase 2, but cancelled about an hour before it was scheduled. He was exposed to the virus, and while he is exhibiting no symptoms, decided to cancel out of an abundance of caution. He did release his prepared statements and announced that Phase 2 […]

Today, Governor Sisolak announced he will hold a press conference on Tuesday, May 26, to discuss the next phase in Nevada’s reopening plan, as outlined in Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery. If Nevada’s COVID-19 data continues to reflect positive or consistent trends through the Memorial Day Weekend, the Governor will announce a Phase 2 reopening date at the […]