Daily Update- July 14, 2020 Special Session Update, IFC

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 the President and Congress to provide flexible funding for state and local governments for budget shortfalls as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Sisolak’s comments on the resolution can be found HERE.

Special Session News

Sisolak accuses Jara of trying to ‘mislead’ after ‘poor decision’ on controversial school funding bill (NV Indy)

Lawmakers advance capital improvement projects, scholarship measures as budget bill stalls (NV Indy)

The Indy Explains: How the pandemic altered the state budget and led to a special legislative session

Interest groups push COVID liability, criminal justice, worker protections for second special session (NV Indy)

In early July, a daily press call about Nevada’s COVID-19 status and response was initiated to keep the press and public informed about various issues related to the pandemic. These calls are hosted by Caleb Cage, the Nevada COVID-19 response director, and Julia Peek, deputy administrator of Community Health Services for the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health. They have decided to release a daily press bulletin that gives a summary of information from the day’s call. Today’s COVID-19 Press Bulletin can be found HERE.

The Interim Finance Committee met today. They heard four work programs regarding the distribution of CARES act funds. The work programs covered education, rental assistance, SNAP benefits, and long-term care facilities. All were approved unanimously. Assemblywoman Carlton ended the meeting saying, “This was a good meeting. We’re making sure people have a roof over their heads and are fed.” 

Articles of Interest

Clark County bars suing over latest closure order (LVRJ)

Decision on gig worker unemployment benefit lawsuit pushed back (LVRJ)

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