The G3Wire- May 27, 2022

This week, Governor Sisolak formally launched Phase 1 of the “High Speed NV” initiative. Phase 1 of High Speed NV will invest $200 million through a combination of state and federal funds from the American Rescue Plan and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The plan will focus on infrastructure to close the digital divide to unserved and underserved rural and urban areas, with a goal of creating universal, scalable and affordable internet access for all Nevadans by 2029. This initiative will also be jobs-focused and provide workforce training opportunities to a new generation of telecommunications workers and outreach efforts to create a statewide digital equity plan that includes digital literacy.

The full press release and the FAQ document can be found HERE.

Election Updates

May 28-June 10: Primary Early Voting

June 14: Primary Election

October 22 – November 4: General Election Early Voting

November 8: General Election

GOP debate fact check: Sanctuary cities, abortion funding and border crossings (NV Independent)

Spiegel, Matthews seek to parlay legislative experience into state controller job (NV Independent)

Amodei tests incumbent advantage as he faces Tarkanian challenge from the right (NV Independent)

North Las Vegas mayor hopefuls discuss concerns at a forum (NV Independent)

Board of Regents races in Clark County bring both newcomers and familiar faces (NV Current)

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Leads Colleagues in Introducing Legislation to Bolster the Solar Manufacturing Supply Chain in the U.S.

Cortez Masto Becomes HillVets Ambassador, Highlights Her Support for Veterans

Rosen, Romney Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Advance More Options to Lower Drug Prices

Rosen Presses FDA Administrator on Plan to Get Imported Baby Formula to Nevada, Other States in Dire Need

Rosen, Wicker Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Address Physician Shortage in Rural Areas

Titus Invites SBA Administrator And Small Business Advocates For Roundtable Discussion

Congressman Horsford Votes to Protect Nevadans from Price Gouging and Reduce Rising Gas Prices

Updates from the Governor’s Office

Governor Sisolak, US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to kick off I-15/Tropicana Interchange Project

State Agency and Local Government Updates

DHHS: End of Nevada’s COVID-19 emergency will not affect Medicaid eligibility

Attorney General Ford Announces Multistate Settlement with Ford Motor Company for Misleading Fuel Economy, Payload Claims

Attorney General Ford Announces Partnership with FCC Enforcement Staff on Robocall Investigations

Karl Armstrong Named Nevada Taxicab Authority Administrator

Gaming Control Board: April 2022 Nevada Gaming Revenues and Collections

LAS Logs More Than 4.25 Million Passengers in April  

Clark County: Fremont Street Motel Turning Into Bridge Housing For The Homeless

RTC CEO inducted to board of directors for prestigious trade organization dedicated to women’s advancement in transportation

Nevada State Receives CCSD Grant To Expand Mental Health Personnel In Schools

Articles of Interest

Nevada Supreme Court upholds dismissal of education funding lawsuit (NV Independent)

Recovery slows but Nevada casinos still have 14th straight billion-dollar month (NV Independent)

Dem Chris Brooks resigning from state Senate, moving to private sector (NV Independent)

Inmate labor may alleviate Nevada housing shortage, but critics question low wages (NV Independent)

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