Tag Archives: Governor Sisolak

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 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 […]

Today, Governor Sisolak announced the appointment of Kevin Benson as General Counsel for the Governor’s Office. From the press release: “I am so pleased to welcome Kevin Benson to the Governor’s Office as our new General Counsel,” said Governor Sisolak. “As a long time Senior Deputy Attorney General for the Nevada Attorney General’s Office, and his extensive experience in the private sector, Kevin has proven himself as a leader in the legal field. I […]

Governor Sisolak underwent routine COVID-19 testing on Friday, November 13th  in Carson City. A rapid test provided a positive result. The Governor also received a diagnostic PCR test and those results are pending at this time.  Currently, the Governor is not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. Earlier this week, the Governor expressed feeling fatigue, however he attributed this to his demanding schedule. No other symptoms were experienced.  The full press release can be […]

Over the weekend, Governor Sisolak issued the following statement after the State surpassed 100,000 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began:  “Almost eight months into this public health crisis, Nevada has surpassed 100,000 COVID-19 cases in our State and we have lost almost 1,800 fellow Nevadans to this virus. We are not rounding the corner in this pandemic.Now is not […]

Today, Governor Sisolak announced that he will be issuing an Emergency Directive lifting restrictions on youth and adult sports and adjusting the COVID-19 statewide guidance on sports.  The new Directive and accompanying guidance will allow for practice, training and competitions for non-contact and minimal-contact sports statewide for both youth and adult sports. Sports leagues must first submit a Preparedness & Safety Plan and comply with all health and safety protocols outlined in the […]

Today, Governor Sisolak announced a new emergency directive that addresses large group capacity and several other industry-specific guidelines. He noted that numbers  have been trending in a positive direction, and that has made this possible. The Governor encouraged groups to come to NV instead of states that are lifting restriction, promising that Nevada will be the […]

Today, Governor Sisolak signed an emergency regulation to support widespread immunization efforts to help the State prepare for a potential COVID-19 vaccine. The regulation, approved and requested by the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy, authorizes pharmaceutical technicians with appropriate training to administer immunizations under the direct supervision of a pharmacist. This emergency regulation will allow pharmacies to meet the increased […]

Today, by executive order, Governor Sisolak ordered the flags of the United States and the State of Nevada to be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and state public buildings and grounds for the entire day on Friday, September 11, 2020 in honor of those that lost their lives on September 11, 2001. The order can be […]

Today, Governor Sisolak issued the following statement in response to the White House denying the State’s request to have the federal government fully fund the Nevada National Guard’s COVID-19 response efforts through the end of the year.   “There is no rational justification for providing some states full federal funding for the Guard and denying a state like Nevada, […]