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Any News updates in the state.

This afternoon, the Clark County Commission held a special meeting to discuss increasing positivity rates of Covid-19 in Clark County and recent recommendations from the SNHD. There has been a significant rise in key metrics, including test positivity rates, new cases, and hospitalizations.  After a presentation from the Southern Nevada Health District, questions, and discussion, the […]

During the 2021 Legislative Session,  Senate Concurrent Resolution 11 was passed and  creates a joint special committee to analyze and explore the Innovation Zones proposal beyond the 2021 Legislative Session. The committee will evaluate the effects on economic development, natural resources, the environment and local tax revenues. The study comes from the amended version of the […]

On July 1st, almost half of the bills that were passed in the 2021 legislative session became effective. This includes some of the more high-profile bills from the session.  AB59: Raises minimum legal sales age for tobacco products from 18 to 21 AB396: Police can only use deadly force if there is an “imminent” threat AB400: […]

While this session looked different from any other, the las week of session brought the same push towards sine die that we are used to. Here are some of the big bills that were passed in the final days: AB341: Revises provisions relating to cannabis. (BDR 56-583) AB341 authorizes marijuana consumption lounges and solves the problem that […]

The Economic Forum met this week to make its final budget projections for the upcoming biennium. This forecast is the final official revenue estimate that is used by the Legislature in balancing General Fund appropriations with projected General Fund revenues for each biennial budget period. Comparisons with the December report show much more optimism in the […]

Bill Hearing Highlights AB28 AB28 restores the inverse preference for businesses that want to come to Nevada. Vendors that receive a preference in their home state will receive a penalty to their Nevada score by the same amount. This was in place from 2003-2009 but was removed when a preference for businesses owned by disabled […]

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 […]

The State’s COVID-19 Task Force met today, and we learned more about the effects of the holidays on the virus transmission. The State Biostatistician stated, based on previous post-holiday trends, it is likely that we have seen the full impact of Christmas gatherings in our case trends and test positivity. The impact of New Year’s […]

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 […]

Yesterday, Governor Sisolak held a press conference and announced the state will be extending the restrictions in place under the current “Pause”  in Nevada for the next month – through January 15.  Additionally, Governor Sisolak announced one more public health mitigation measure- he will be signing a directive that will place a moratorium on most residential evictions […]