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Snapshot of Nevada’s Economy   (via The Nevada Independent) Federal Updates Cortez Masto, Rosen Urge Biden Administration to Protect Nevada’s Ruby Mountains Cortez Masto Joins Community Leaders to Highlight Historic Investments to Improve Broadband in Lovelock and Pershing County Cortez Masto Highlights Support for Local AAPI Small Business Leaders at Roundtable and Ribbon Cutting Rosen […]

This week, Governor Lombardo signed two new executive orders: In Executive Order 2023-003, Governor Lombardo ordered freezing the issuance of new regulations and requiring a review of existing regulations by all executive branch agencies, departments, boards and commissions. In Executive Order 2023-004, Governor Lombardo directed all Nevada occupational and professional licensing boards to suspend the issuance of […]

Legislative Update Important Dates BDR Deadline- December 10, 2022 Session Begins- February 6, 2023 This week, the Senate Democrats announced committee assignments for the upcoming legislative session: The list of Bill Draft Requests (BDRs) is available on the Legislature’s website. As of December 9, 2022, 548 BDRs have been submitted by various entities to the Legislative Counsel for drafting. Additionally, 138 […]

This week, the Interim Finance Committee completed awarding $30 million in the Community Recovery Grant program, funded by American Rescue Plan dollars, to support existing non-profits in the State that provide direct and immediate community services in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program focused on grants that could help with five critical priority […]

This week, Governor Sisolak gave a six-month update on his State of the State address, which was given on February 23, 2022. His office released a document titled “Promises Made, Promises Kept”, which outlines promises the Governor laid out in this speech and provides an update on key points. Among the highlights of the update: […]

This week, Governor Sisolak formally launched Phase 1 of the “High Speed NV” initiative. Phase 1 of High Speed NV will invest $200 million through a combination of state and federal funds from the American Rescue Plan and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The plan will focus on infrastructure to close the digital divide […]

This week, the White House announced a commitment from 20 internet providers across the country – including those that serve Nevada households – to help reduce costs for consumers while increasing internet speeds. Between the American Rescue Plan funds and other available federal dollars, Nevada is investing over $500 million for high-speed internet initiatives.  Last […]

COVID-19 Update Nevada observed a peak of new cases from January 3-13 and the highest single day was recorded on January 10. At this time, Clark County cases are declining, but transmission is still high. Washoe County is likely to be at or near its peak and it is anticipated that case trends in Washoe […]

This week, the Economic Forum met and heard presentations from government officials and financial analysts about the condition of the Nevada economy, including how tax revenues during the pandemic are outperforming expectations, the impact of federal stimulus dollars and a slow recovery in the casino and hotel industry. The Forum is a panel of state-appointed […]