Daily Update-May 11, 2020 Declaration of State of Fiscal Emergency, DETR Flexibility

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 the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2020.”

The major source of loss of revenue comes from gaming and sales tax reductions.

Nevadans have been struggling to access their unemployment insurance benefits. In an effort to help with that, the Governor signed an emergency directive to give the Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR) some flexibility to assist with unemployment claims. The directive can be found here: https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/COVID-19-Directive-019.pdf

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