The G3Wire- May 20, 2022

Yesterday, Governor Sisolak signed a proclamation formally ending the Declaration of Emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The State of Emergency declaration has been in place since March 2020 and has allowed the State to respond to challenges brought forward by the pandemic. Ending the State of Emergency ends certain flexibilities that were in place to help the State reaction to changing and unknown circumstances.

From the Governor’s Press Release:

Today, we are turning the page on the State of Emergency caused by COVID-19 and are laser focused on ensuring our recovery from the public health, fiscal and economy crisis serves the needs of Nevada’s families,” said Governor Steve Sisolak. “I am proud of the way we came together as the Battle Born State to respond to this virus and to protect lives and livelihoods. COVID-19 is still with us, and we can all still take steps to protect ourselves from the virus, but now is the time to end this State of Emergency.”

Proclamation Terminating Declaration of Emergency Related to COVID-19

05/19/2022 End of Emergency – Guidance

Election Updates

  • Early Voting for the primary begins on Saturday, May 28 and runs through Friday, June 10.
  • The 2022 Nevada Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 14.
  • Early voting for the general begins on Saturday, October 22 and runs through Friday, November 4.
  • The 2022 Nevada General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8.

Nevada polling information from FiveThirtyEight

Poll: In GOP primaries, Fiore leads for treasurer, while AG and SOS remain close (NV Independent)

Far-right, pro-Trump Republicans duel to face Rep. Horsford in Democrat-leaning district (NV Independent)

School board races, more politicized than ever, see incumbents fending off many challengers (NV Independent)

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Statement on Senate Passage of Bipartisan Resolution Commemorating National Police Week

Cortez Masto, Rosen Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Federal Wildfire Science

Cortez Masto Joins Colleagues Calling for Senate Indian Affairs Committee Hearing on Bipartisan Bill to Investigate Indian Boarding School Policies

Rosen Leads Colleagues in Requesting Robust Funding to Address Affordable Housing Crisis

Rosen Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Address Nevada’s Physician Shortage

Rosen Joins Senate NATO Observer Group in Statement of Support for Finland, Sweden Accession to the Alliance

Titus Fights For Good Water Provisions

Rep. Titus Introduces Planning For Animal Wellness (Paw) Act

Rep. Susie Lee Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Modernize Water Data Information Sharing to Better Manage Water Resources

Rep. Susie Lee Votes to Lower Gas Prices and Hold Big Oil Corporations Accountable

Rep. Lee’s Virtual Peer Support Act Passes out of Committee, Heads to House Floor

Updates from the Governor’s Office

Governor Sisolak signs on to letter to President, Secretary of Commerce concerning solar tariff investigation

Governor Sisolak proclaims ‘Infrastructure Week’ in Nevada, creates subcabinet focused on infrastructure efforts

Private sector employment surpasses pre-pandemic peak; Unemployment rate remains unchanged in April

State Agency and Local Government Updates

SNHD: COVID-19 vaccine booster dose available to children 5 through 11 years of age

GOED to Present Project SANDI Programs at National Conference in Las Vegas

The Nevada Department of Education, Bank of Nevada, First Independent Bank, and Green Our Planet Make Financial Literacy Curriculum Available to Every Nevada Student

Two Nevada Students Named 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars

NSHE: Nevada Receives National Science Foundation Research Award for $20 Million

Clark County Ends Covid-19 Emergency Declaration

Reno: The importance of outreach and regional collaboration to assist Reno’s homeless population

Articles of Interest

Sisolak calls COVID testing company’s actions ‘despicable,’ defends response (NV Independent)

Everyone in Nevada is talking about water. Here are five things to know. (NV Independent)

Federal regulations may kill Nevada vaping businesses (LVRJ)

The mystery of Lake Mead’s body in a barrel (LVRJ)

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