Category Archives: Nevada Politics

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: […]

This week, the Interim Finance Committee held their first meeting since Sine Die. The bulk of the agenda was to formally approve accepting Nevada’s $2.7 billion share of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds. Allocations included more than $76 million in federal aid programs, including $39.5 million in rental assistance, $12.1 million in homeowner assistance and […]

This week, Governor Sisolak was busy signing legislation. Some of the highlights are below, and the full lists of the status of bills can be found here:  Bills Signed by the Governor Bills in the Governor’s Office Accessible & Secure Elections Legislation  Assembly Bill 121: Improves voting access for those with a disability or overseas […]

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 […]

Friday was the second house committee deadline, and over the course of the week, over 120 bills were passed out of committee. The next major deadine is this Friday, May 21st, where bills must pass out of their second house. On Thursday, Governor Sisolak announced that an effort to repeal the state’s death penalty, AB395, had “no path […]

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 […]

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: […]

This week in the Nevada Legislature, most committees were cancelled and the focus was on floor sessions as the first house passage deadline approaches (April 20th). In the past five days, almost 160 bills and resolutions received floor votes in their house of origin. This week we also saw the (very limited) opening of the […]