Author Archives: Jennifer Atlas

Governor Sisolak announced yesterday a total of 588,216 Flexflow COVID-19 Antigen home tests are on the way to the State of Nevada. The first deliveries will be made directly to community partners who will help ensure the tests reach Nevadans in high need communities as quickly as possible. This is the State’s first order of at-home rapid tests […]

This week, the Nevada State Infrastructure Bank held its second meeting to discuss proposals for investing in affordable housing and other priority infrastructure projects to leverage hundreds of millions of dollars of outside capital, while creating thousands of jobs. the State Infrastructure Bank kicked off a 30-day comment period to receive public input on a proposed Capital Allocation Plan to support $75 million […]

On Thursday, Governor Sisolak appointed Lisa Cano Burkhead as the Lt. Governor.  The Governor introduced Cano Burkhead during a press conference in Las Vegas and during a media availability in Carson City, where Chief Justice James Hardesty performed a short swearing in ceremony. In 2021, after 25 years as an educator, she retired from the Clark County School District but that hasn’t […]

This week, the Economic Forum met and heard presentations from government officials and financial analysts about the condition of the Nevada economy, including how tax revenues during the pandemic are outperforming expectations, the impact of federal stimulus dollars and a slow recovery in the casino and hotel industry. The Forum is a panel of state-appointed […]

Nevada’s 33rd Special Session adjourned Sine Die on Tuesday. The Senate voted to approve the redistricting maps along party lines. The Assembly amended the maps and voted to approve, Assemblyman Flores voting against them with the Assembly Republicans. The amended maps included consideration for 1,800 last known addresses for prisoners and tribal boundaries.  The approved AB1 and SB1 were signed […]

Nevada’s 33rd Special Session began this afternoon to discuss redistricting.  The proclamation can be found HERE. After the opening ceremonies, resolutions, and the swearing in of newly appointed state senator Don Tatro, the Senate and Assembly adjourned until tomorrow. Both houses announced a Select Committee on Redistricting and Elections, and will be hearing bills jointly over the coming days. […]

This week, the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup completed its review of the federal process and has unanimously concluded that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is safe and effective for youth 5 to 11 years of age. The Workgroup provided its confirmation to the Governors of Nevada, California, Oregon, and Washington on Wednesday. On Friday, October 29, the […]

Nevada is finally seeing some positive statistics in terms of Covid-19. New Covid-19 cases have decreased by 21% since October 8th, similar to the 25% decrease in new cases nationally. Covid-19 deaths decreased 41% between October 10th and 24th, compared to a much smaller 13% decrease nationwide. At the same time, Nevada hospitals are still […]

On Thursday, the Interim Finance Committee met and discussed several programs to allocate money in the state. They also discussed the use of federal relief funds, and heard an opinion from Bryan Fernley of LCB regarding how the funding may be allocated. At a previous IFC meeting, legislators were told that funds would have to […]

Nevada COVID-19 Update– As of Monday, October 11, the Delta surge continues to recede across Nevada, with all key COVID-19 metrics declining. Rural hospitalizations remain near their peak, and Nevada is still averaging 5 times more cases than in June. Nevada’s statewide test positivity fell to 8%, the lowest since early July. Southern and Northern […]