Daily Update- May 18, 2020 Rainy Day Fund Transfer, New COVID-19 Response Director

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 the things that were voted on in the last legislative session. The committee will meet again this Thursday to create a sub-committee that will act as oversight for COVID-19 relief funds and grants. Full notes from the meeting are attached. 

Governor Sisolak announced that Caleb Cage is appointed to serve as the State of Nevada COVID-19 Response Director. 

From the press release:

“Cage, the former head of the State Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and most recently the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Workforce Development and Community Colleges at the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), will help direct and coordinate the statewide response to COVID-19 through the end of December from the Office of Governor Steve Sisolak. Cage’s new position is funded by federal dollars at no cost to the state. This position will coordinate resources and the work across multiple state, local and federal entities to respond to COVID-19”

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