Daily Update- July 28, 2020 Sisolak Response to Senate, CES Goes Digital

Today, Governor Sisolak issued a statement in response to the Senate GOP COVID-19 proposal, which does not include any flexible funding for state and local governments. His comments are below:

“Since early May, I have been advocating for additional flexible funding from the federal government to help State and local governments backfill the budget shortfalls and protect critical services provided to Nevadans. Recognizing the severity of the fiscal issues facing the State, the Nevada Legislature joined in on the effort to urge the President of the United States and Congressional Leadership to provide flexible funding to help fill our budget shortfall through a joint resolution passed in the 31st Special Session. Nevada has already utilized all available one-time solutions and cut essential services in education, health care, and much more to balance its budget and fill a $1.2 billion shortfall in Fiscal Year 2021 and $631 million shortfall in Fiscal Year 2020.  Without additional federal assistance, a slow recovery, or one in which Nevada lags behind the nation, the current economic and fiscal crises facing the State will be exacerbated. The time for flexible federal funding that can be used to replace billions in lost revenue is now.”  

The Consumer Technology Association announced today that CES, the technology show that kicks off Las Vegas conventions every year, will have an exclusively digital format in 2021. The event was scheduled to begin January 6th and was expected to include the debut of the Las Vegas Convention Center’s new West Hall expansion and The Boring Company’s underground people-mover system. The event annually draws more than 170,000 

Today’s daily COVID-19 press bulletin is HERE.

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Fights to Extend Pandemic Unemployment Benefits

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Legislation to Waive Federal Provision Preventing Nevada from Accessing Necessary Financial Support for Community Services

Cortez Masto, Blunt, Klobuchar, and Cramer Introduce Legislation to Support Tourism Industry, Protect Travelers and Workers

Rep. Titus Celebrates House Passage of Key Priorities in Government Funding Bill

Local Government and Agency Updates

Interviews for SNAP to Remain Suspended

Attorney General Ford Calls for Immediate Withdrawal of Directive That Strips CDC of Control Over COVID Data

LAS- Passenger Count Reaches 1 Million in June

Enforcement of Health and Safety Policies for Reopening after Temporary Closures

Articles of Interest

Lawmakers will not be asked to get tested for COVID-19 before start of upcoming legislative session (NV Indy)

Reports: Nevada lacks policies to protect residents from utility service shutoffs during pandemic (NV Indy)CES cancels 2021 in-person Las Vegas show, moves online (LVRJ)

Jim Murren: ‘It is not your public right to not wear a mask’ (LVRJ)

$600 unemployment payments late due to system error, DETR says; payment could be last of FPUC(8NewsNow)

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