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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 […]

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 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 31st Special Session ended yesterday evening, and today Governor Sisolak signed the final bills into law: Senate Bill 3, which temporarily accelerates the collection of a portion of the tax upon the net proceeds of minerals and  Assembly Bill 3, which implements the vast majority of the budget changes. The legislature made sweeping cuts in order to fill the huge budget […]

Today a new bill was introduced in the Assembly. AB4 Revises the formula for determining the tax on the net proceeds of minerals extracted. The bill lowers the level of deductions that the state’s mining industry can take to reduce their taxable sales, a measure that could bring $54.7 million more into the general fund. The bill was […]

Today, Governor Sisolak and Nevada Department of Education Superintendent of Public Instruction Jhone Ebert released the following statements regarding Assembly Bill 2, and Clark County Superintendent Jesus  Jara’s statement that the agenda item stemmed from a request from the State Department of Education.  The full statements may be found HERE. Today was Day 7 of the Special Session. AJR1 passed both houses, as did SB4. AJR1 urges […]