Daily Update- June 11, 2020 Funding for Local Governments, Board of Pardons Commissioners

Governor Sisolak made several announcements today. The first was the distribution of CARES Act funding to local governments to assist with COVID-19 expenses. The funds will help counties and cities recuperate expenses already incurred related to the COVID-19 pandemic and will help pay for eligible expenses going forward as the State continues to recover from the impacts of this pandemic.  

The full press release can be found here:

Gov. Sisolak announces distribution of CARES Act funding to local governments to assist with COVID-19 expenses

Breakdown of CARES Act funding distributed to local governments to assist with COVID-19 expenses

He also announced that he placed a resolution for consideration on the Board of Pardons Commissioners agenda next week to provide relief to tens of thousands of people who were previously convicted for possession of small amounts of marijuana. From the press release:

“The people of Nevada have decided that possession of small amounts of marijuana is not a crime,” Gov. Sisolak said. “If approved, this resolution will clear the slate for thousands of people who bear the stigma of a conviction for actions that have now been decriminalized.”

The full press release can be found here:

Gov. Sisolak to introduce plan to grant pardons to persons previously convicted of minor marijuana possession

Finally, the Governor notified state employees of proposed plans to address the projected Fiscal Year 2021 budget shortfall. From the press release:

“In preparing plans to address the Fiscal Year 2021 shortfall, State officials have worked diligently with agencies to reduce the number of anticipated layoffs from more than 450 to less than 50 expected at this time. The proposed plans include one furlough day a month for all state employees beginning in July, and a freeze on merit salary increases for Fiscal Year 2021.  No additional changes to health insurance or retirement benefits for State employees are proposed at this time for Fiscal Year 2021 beyond those approved by the Public Employees’ Benefits Board earlier. “

Federal Updates

During Aging Committee Hearing, Rosen Asks Nevada Dr. Peter Reed About Essential Services, Digital Connection Resources for Seniors

Rosen, Colleagues Urge SBA and Treasury to Ensure Child Care Small Businesses Have Access to PPP Benefits

During Small Business Hearing, Rosen Questions Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, SBA Administrator Carranza on Caps on Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Grants to Small Businesses

Congressman Steven Horsford Introduces Legislation to Protect Consumers Holding Corporations Accountable in the Courts

Congressman Steven Horsford Demands Community Investments Necessary to Addressing Systemic Racism

Congressman Steven Horsford Announces $33.5 Million in HUD Emergency Grants to Nevada

Reps. Titus, Horsford Introduce Legislation to Halt Resumption of Explosive Nuclear Weapons Testing

Agency Updates

Attorney General Ford Partners With Uber to Help Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Articles of Interest

Election results: Rodimer, Marchant still lead Republican congressional primaries as mail-in vote counting process continues (NV Indy)

Las Vegas councilman demands Fiore be removed from leadership position over “racist and inflammatory statements” (NV Indy)

Nevada COVID officials: Uptick in cases not ‘necessarily’ sign of second surge, increased hospitalizations within ‘expected’ range (NV Indy)

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