Weekly Update- July 16, 2020: Innovation Zones

During the 2021 Legislative Session,  Senate Concurrent Resolution 11 was passed and  creates a joint special committee to analyze and explore the Innovation Zones proposal beyond the 2021 Legislative Session. The committee will evaluate the effects on economic development, natural resources, the environment and local tax revenues. The study comes from the amended version of the bill, as it originally would have allowed a new form of local government operating as a “county-within-a-county.”

Today, Governor Sisolak announced his appointments to the special committee: Senator Roberta Lange, Senator Mo Denis, Senator James Settelmeyer, Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson, Assemblyman Howard Watts, and Assemblyman Philip P.K. O’Neill.   The Joint Special Committee’s first meeting will take place on Thursday, August 12, 2021 and meet at least once a month before submitting a report to the Governor by the end of the year. 

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto, Susie Lee again lead second quarter fundraising tallies as 2022 money race ramps up (NV Indy)

Cortez Masto, Rosen Reaffirm Support for Cuba’s Pro-Democracy Movement With Bipartisan Resolution

Cortez Masto Passes Legislation out of Committee to Combat Drought and Wildfire, Bring Investments to Nevada

Rosen Applauds $198,000 NSF Grant Awarded to University of Nevada Reno to Study Climate Change Impact on Local Wildlife

Rosen Joins Bipartisan Push to Provide Robust Funding for National Guard Firefighting Efforts in Western United States

Rosen Co-Sponsors Legislation to Support Direct Care Workforce and Family Caregivers

Rep. Titus Announces $5.25 Million Counter-Terrorism Grant

Rep. Dina Titus Announces Securing $9.9 Million For Projects Benefiting Southern Nevada

Congressman Horsford Introduces Bill, Hosts Roundtable on Training Low-Income Nevadans for High-Demand Health Care Careers

In Appropriations Markups, Congressman Horsford Secures More Than $7.3 Million for Nevada’s Fourth District

Rep. Susie Lee, Colleagues Urge House Leadership to Hold Vote on Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Without Delay

In Appropriations Markup, Rep. Susie Lee Secures Funding to Make Nevada Communities Safer, Funding for CCSD Social Workers, NSC School of Nursing, STEM Education

Governor’s Office Updates

Governor Sisolak announces staffing changes

Nevada small business grant program buoys more than 9,000 organization across the State

Agency and Local Government Updates

Southern Nevada Health District Statement

DETR- Nevada adds jobs back in June; Unemployment rate holds steady

Attorney General Ford Calls on Federal Regulators to Act on Child Car Seat Safety

Attorney General Ford Announces Proposed Agreement Among State, Counties, Litigating Cities on Future Opioid Recoveries

Nevada Supreme Court upholds Nevada Labor Commissioner’s Order in Muller Construction prevailing wage dispute

The Nevada Department of Education Seeks Public Comment on State Plan for Federal Relief Funding Focused on Addressing the Impacts of Interrupted Learning and Ensuring Student and Educator Well-Being

Clark County Unveils Draft Master Plan As  Part Of ´Transform Clark County’ Effort

CCSD Board Of School Trustees Meeting Recap

Articles of Interest

Southern Nevada health officials recommend return to indoor masking for vaccinated, unvaccinated amid rapid spread of COVID-19 (NV Indy)

Cases, hospitalizations climb upward as Delta variant continues to spread (NV Indy)

Universal free meals could put funding for low-income students at risk if gaps in data aren’t fully addressed (NV Indy)

Raiders, stadium authority ‘not naive’ about need to improve traffic plan (LVRJ)

Will the A’s be uprooted from Oakland and planted in Las Vegas? (LVRJ)

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