Category Archives: Las Vegas

This week, the Economic Forum’s Technical Advisory Committee met and found that the legislature will likely have at least $80.4 million more in tax revenue to spend over the upcoming budget cycle than originally anticipated. The TAC does projections on the “minor” revenue sources, while the Economic Forum, which will be meeting on Tuesday, projects the major sources: […]

Bill Hearing Highlights AB97 AB97, a bill that would both create a work group to assist with federal studies on PFOS chemicals in drinking water as well as assist with clean up efforts on military bases throughout the state due to the high levels of the toxin in equipment, was heard by the Assembly Committee […]

Presentations Department of Conservation and Natural Resources On March 11, the Senate Committee on Finance and the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means held a joint session in which they heard budget hearings from various divisions within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. These included the Division of Water Resources, the Division of Forestry […]

Bill Hearings AB5 AB5, a bill that is intended to provide clarification on when decisions made by the Division of Water Resources are subject to being challenged through judicial review, was heard by the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources. Committee members were concerned over the language potentially providing a possibility of giving the State Engineer […]

Presentations Property Taxes On February 23, Briana Johnson and Dave Dawley, two County Assessors, gave a high-level presentation on property tax to the Senate Committee on Revenue and Economic Development. Following the presentation, Committee members asked many clarifying questions related to the impact of the 2020 economic crisis on property value.  DMV The DMV proposed […]

The second week of the 81st Session of the Nevada Legislature brought more agency presentations, budgets, and a few bill hearings. A few highlights from the week: AB106 AB106 was introduced and moved quickly through the process. It was signed Friday morning by Governor Sisolak. The measure provides an additional $50 million for small businesses […]

Nevada’s 81st Legislative Session began today. The opening floor sessions looked very different from previous sessions, as family and friends were not in chambers with the legislators. Most of the work of the day was the swearing in of members and procedural rules. Legislators did vote unanimously to approve $15 million in funding for the legislative […]

Today,  Governor Sisolak issued a letter to State and local partners about accelerating infrastructure projects in the State to create immediate jobs for Nevadans.  The letter follows the Governor’s State of the State address last week where he spoke about the need for the State to collaborate with our local partners to find ways to create good […]

The full address may be seen here: The State of the State Governor Sisolak began by reviewing the highlights of the last Legislative session: Provided raises to teachers and funding for schools Ended surprise emergency room billing Outlawed dropping those with pre-existing conditions from insurance programs Implemented climate strategy Lowered unemployment  He then went over […]

Federal Updates  Cortez Masto Meets With Nevada Seniors, Rolls Out Senior Resource Guide  Cortez Masto Introduce Comprehensive Mental Health Legislation  Cortez Masto, Rosen Cosponsor Bicameral Legislation to Require COVID-19 Data Collection in Immigration Detention Facilities Rosen and Cortez Masto Co-Sponsor Legislation to Help Millions of Unemployed Workers Impacted by COVID-19 Rosen-Backed Legislation Passes Senate, Will […]