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 […]
The Interim Finance Committee met today and voted to transfer the state’s “Rainy Day Fund” to the General Fund to help with budget shortfalls. The vote was along party lines, and Speaker Frierson and Chairwoman Carlton said that this was necessary to get money to those that need it, as well as to pay for […]
A quick, but important update today! The Interim Finance Committee met and voted to approve CARES Act funds for the Governor’s Finance Office, the Nevada Arts Council, Behavior Health Services, Child Care, and JAG. They also approved a Legislative Declaration of Fiscal Emergency. This declaration allows funds from the “Rainy Day Fund” to be accessed.
Today, Governor Sisolak continued the waiver for work search requirement for unemployment claims. He stated in his press release that although some businesses are beginning to open up, the unemployment rate continues to rise and many Nevadans are still in need of financial assistance.
Governor Steve Sisolak declared a state of fiscal emergency in Nevada due to COVID-19. According to a press release from the Governor’s Office, “Nevada is estimating a significant shortfall of State General Fund revenue with joint estimates from the Governor’s Finance Office and Legislative Counsel Bureau-Fiscal Division ranging from $741 million to $911 million for […]
Per directive from the Governor, all state agencies are closed to the public but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t still offering services. Below is a guide with what some of the Nevada state agencies are doing, services they are still providing, and resources they are offering. Business and Industry: On March 17, 2020,The Department […]
Governor Sisolak rolled out the Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery Phase 1 Statewide Standard Guidelines and Protocols for Individuals and Businesses. Those businesses that were deemed essential in the first directive will be required to follow the same guidelines as the businesses that were designated as non-essential but will now be able to open under today’s […]
The Las Vegas City Council met today. They approved an extension for businesses with alcohol licenses to provide delivery or pickup services of alcoholic beverages. The extension will last until January 2021. They also approved a temporary program which allows fines for certain parking infractions to be paid by donating school supplies. City Manager Scott […]