The G3Wire- April 8, 2022

On Thursday, the Interim Finance Committee met and heard almost 200 work programs. The big-ticket item of the meeting was the approval to move $250 million from the ARPA general aid fund to the Nevada Housing Division. This is the first half of the $500 million that Governor Sisolak dedicated to the Home Means Nevada housing initiative in his State of the State address earlier this year. The plan is aimed at helping to lower the cost of housing, help people stay in their homes, create good-paying jobs, and will boost housing construction and homeownership opportunities. It will help seniors retrofit their homes, to lower their costs, improve their property, and stay where they want to be. 

This is the single largest investment in housing in state history and complements other measures taken across State government, including that the Nevada Housing Division (NHD) recently earmarked $300.7 million – or 87% – of Nevada’s 2021 tax-exempt bonding authority has been set aside for development of affordable housing projects throughout the state. 

Interim Finance Committee moves forward with funding for Governor Sisolak’s housing, broadband priorities; approves more Community Recovery

Updates from the Governor’s Office

Governor Sisolak and the Office of Workforce Innovation Announce Statewide Initiative to Train and Certify 2,500 Nevadans in Cloud Computing

State Policy Reports Ranks Nevada’s Economy First In The Nation

Governor Sisolak, GOWINN, NDE, NSHE to Announce Strategic Collaboration with Amazon Web Services

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Statement on the Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

Cortez Masto: Bipartisan Measures Will Help Hold Putin Accountable, Aid Ukraine

Cortez Masto Announces $89 Million in Funding for Nevada Transportation Projects From the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Rosen Votes to Suspend Normal Trade Relations with Russia, Ban Russian Energy Imports

During Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing, Rosen Asks Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff About Providing More Lethal Aid to Ukraine

Rosen Named to Bipartisan Senate NATO Observe

Rosen Meets with Supreme Court Nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Announces Support for Her Confirmation

Representative Titus Announces $59 Million In Federal Funding For Southern Nevada Transit

Following Rep. Lee’s Demand for Accountability, Congressional Committee Holds Oversight Hearing with Six Big Oil Executives

Rep. Susie Lee Receives Champion Award for Work in Support of Community Health Care Centers

Rep. Susie Lee Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Health Care Access in Rural and Underserved Areas

State Agency and Local Government Updates

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Attorney General Ford Announces Initial Receipt of Money from Multiple Opioid-Related Court Settlements

Secretary Cegavske Announces Certain Business Filings Moving to Online-Only

Nevada GOED’s website ranked No. 1 in nation in transparency

GOED-Updated Workforce Blueprint identifies top in-demand jobs for Southern Nevada

Gaming Commission: Multi-State Internet Gaming Association Announcement

Clark County Commissioners Create $160-Million Fund To Support Affordable Housing

CCSD Board Of School Trustees Meeting Recap

Articles of Interest

Cortez Masto pulls in record $4.4 million in 2022 first quarter fundraising (NV Independent)

With federal funding dried up, major Nevada unemployment claim backlog returns (NV Independent)

AG Ford, local officials hopeful opioid settlement funds will remediate crisis (NV Independent) 

Goodman invites Oakland mayor to a Raiders game in war of words (LVRJ)

Nevada ranks as 2nd most expensive state for payday loan borrowers (NV Current)

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