The G3Wire- January 6, 2023

Monday marked the beginning of Republican Governor Joe Lombardo’s first term. The Governor took the oath of office in front of friends, family and staff members in a private ceremony, and held a celebratory ceremony on Tuesday in Carson City. During his speech, Lombardo revealed the guiding principle for his administration: “The Nevada Way,”  a concept he said was “rooted in the notion that no challenge is so insurmountable that it cannot be solved.” He reiterated campaign promises of no new taxes, expanding school choice and eliminating “soft-on-crime” legislation while calling for unity among Nevadans regardless of political affiliation. In the coming weeks, Lombardo has inaugural balls planned for Northern and Southern Nevada. On Jan. 23, Lombardo will deliver a State of the State speech to the Legislature where he is expected to share specific priorities for the upcoming legislative session.

Legislative Update

Session Begins: February 6 (31 days)

120 Day Calendar

Sabra Smith Newby expected to replace Assemblywoman Rochelle Nguyen

In separation of powers lawsuit, court rules in favor of Nevada legislators who also hold public jobs

The list of Bill Draft Requests (BDRs) is available on the Legislature’s website. As of December 23, 2022, 895 BDRs have been submitted by various entities to the Legislative Counsel for drafting. Additionally, 138 bills have been pre-filed and are available on the legislative website.

Federal Update

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto Sworn in to the United States Senate for Her Second Term

Rosen Highlights Bipartisan Travel and Tourism Bill in Visit to Las Vegas’ Neon Museum

Rosen, Cortez Masto Send Letter Urging FCC to Fix Deeply Flawed Nevada Broadband Map

Titus 2022 Year In Review

Congresswoman Lee Releases Statement Marking Two Years Since the January 6th Insurrection

A Tale of Two Congresses: As Chaos Consumes House Republicans, Congresswoman Lee Looks Back on Two Years of Bipartisan Wins

State Agency and Local Government Updates

Director Elisa Cafferata announces resignation from the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation

DHHS: Tobacco retailers required to use scanning technology or automated software to verify age

NSHE Board of Regents Elects Brooks and Arrascada as Officers

City Of Las Vegas Municipal Court Quashes Nearly 35,000 Traffic Warrants

Clark County: CHAP Rental Assistance Program Ending

City of Reno nominates Deputy Chief Kathryn Nance to serve as Reno’s next Chief of Police

Three CCSD Board Of School Trustees Take Oath Of Office

CCSD’s First Electric School Bus Hits The Road

Articles of Interest

Decriminalizing traffic tickets among new laws taking effect Jan. 1, 2023 (NV Independent)

AG Ford: Fake electors on his ‘radar,’ but no comment on whether state probe exists (NV Independent)

MGM Resorts sells Route 91 shooting site but keeps a 2-acre parcel for a planned memorial (NV Independent)

New Clark County Sheriff McMahill sworn in, declares officer mental health a priority (NV Independent)

Las Vegas home prices lose all of 2022’s gains (LVRJ)

Flashy gadgets, big crowds pack Convention Center for CES opening (LVRJ)

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