Tag Archives: Nevada Politics

Nevada’s 81st Legislative Session began today. The opening floor sessions looked very different from previous sessions, as family and friends were not in chambers with the legislators. Most of the work of the day was the swearing in of members and procedural rules. Legislators did vote unanimously to approve $15 million in funding for the legislative […]

The State’s COVID-19 Task Force met today, and we learned more about the effects of the holidays on the virus transmission. The State Biostatistician stated, based on previous post-holiday trends, it is likely that we have seen the full impact of Christmas gatherings in our case trends and test positivity. The impact of New Year’s […]

Governor Steve Sisolak held a press conference today to provide an update on Nevada’s COVID-19 vaccination planning process. The Governor was joined by Candice McDaniel, Health Bureau Chief, Bureau of Child, Family, and Community Wellness, Division of Public and Behavioral Health, and Shannon Bennett, Immunization Program Manager, Division of Public and Behavioral Health.  The first vaccines for COVID-19 could arrive […]

Today, President Trump agreed in a tweet that he agrees with a false claim that the alternate care site at Renown Hospital in Reno is “fake”. Governor Sisolak issued the following statement: “For nearly nine months, the State of Nevada has not only had to battle this pandemic, we have had to fight the President’s nonstop attempts […]

Today, the Nevada Senate Democrats announced leadership roles and committee assignments for the upcoming legislative session. Senator Nicole Cannizzaro will continue to serve as the Senate Majority Leader. Governor Sisolak held a press conference yesterday and announced increased restrictions to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in Nevada. He is calling it a “pause” and […]

Over the weekend, Governor Sisolak issued the following statement after the State surpassed 100,000 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began:  “Almost eight months into this public health crisis, Nevada has surpassed 100,000 COVID-19 cases in our State and we have lost almost 1,800 fellow Nevadans to this virus. We are not rounding the corner in this pandemic.Now is not […]

Today, Governor Sisolak issued the formal proclamation to call the Nevada Legislature into a special session beginning on Wednesday, July 8 at 9 a.m. to address the budget shortfall. This will be the 31st Special Session in Nevada’s history. The proclamation by the Governor sets the agenda for the session and limits the business that may be considered by lawmakers […]

The Interim Finance Committee met today to create and appoint members to a subcommittee that will be reviewing and advising on how and where federal aid dollars are spent. The subcommittee will be chaired by Speaker Frierson and a list of members is below:  Composition of the Committee:  Assembly members Jason Frierson, Teresa Benitez-Thompson Daniele […]