Greetings from our nation’s Capitol. The city is active with well-dressed staffers, lobbyists and the public walking on the sunny sides of the streets. It’s a bit chilly and dry. I’m told that the atmosphere is the same inside the granite and marble buildings that surround us.
I have the pleasure of attending the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce Washington D.C. “Fly-In” event and we are busy meeting with and learning from many D.C. insiders.
The morning was kicked off by profound remarks from U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murphy. He was followed by a couple members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce team and Jeff Oliver from the U.S. Interagency on Homelessness.
Later today, we are meeting with our U.S. Senators, attending a reception hosted by former Nevada Congressman and lobbyist, Jon Porter and his team; we are finishing the day at Capital One Area to watch an NBA game between the Wizards and the Bulls. I’ve spent a lot of time on “the hill” but it will be the first opportunity for me to attend a professional basketball game.
We have a full day tomorrow as well, including remarks from former NV Lieutenant Governor Kate Marshall. She stepped down from the post last year after President Biden appointed her as Senior Advisor to Governors within the White House.
In the Silver State, today marks the last day for candidates who filed for office to withdraw their candidacy. Cue The Clash – Should I Stay or Should I Go? We will have a full report on who's innit-to-winnit next week. To view the entire list of candidates, including those who have already withdrawn, check out our 2022 Election page on our website.
|Primary Early Voting||May 28 – June 10|
|Primary Election||Tuesday June 14, 2022|
|General Early Voting||October 22 – November 4|
|General Election||Tuesday November 8, 2022|
Glenn Leavitt withdraws from SD20 race.
This leaves Jeff Stone as the lone Republican candidate in a race for a district where nearly 41% of its residents are registered Republicans. (25.2% D, 40.7% R, 26.0% NP). Other candidates in this race include Daniel Patterson (NP), Brent Foutz (D) and Brandon Mills (Libertarian).
The Senate confirmed Clark County District Court Judge Cristina Silva and UNLV law professor Anne Traum to join the U.S. District Court in Nevada.
Senator Catherine Cortez Masto reserves $10 million in ad space for upcoming midterm election.
"The two-month ad reservation, which runs from Labor Day in September to Election Day, is more than President Joe Biden’s campaign spent in Nevada in the 2020 election."
Washoe County Board of Commissioners vote to institute paper ballots and law enforcement monitoring polls for upcoming midterm elections fails 4-1.
"After a marathon seven-hour public comment period..."
Recall effort withdrawn against Washoe commissioner Hartung; Beadles vows to resubmit
Beadles is also leading the charge for the recall effort of Angie Taylor, Washoe County School Board president.
State tax collections running ahead of predictions
Joint Interim Revenue Committee members were told last week that General Fund revenue streams have brought in a total of $2.75 billion year to date, 32.6% more than projected for the first six to eight months of this fiscal year.
Nevada added a net 6,300 jobs in February, decreasing the unemployment rate to 5.1%.
US seeks new Lithium sources.
What we’re doing this Interim
The 2021 Nevada Legislature passed Assembly Bill 443, Legislation that fundamentally changed the way the Legislature operates between Sessions. The newly formed Interim Standing Committees have begun meeting, hearing overviews of their mission and setting agendas for the next eleven months.
They continue to meet via video conference but we’re hopeful that by Spring some will begin to meet in person. Click here to view a list of upcoming Joint Interim Standing Committee meetings.
2021 Redistricting Maps
The new boundaries would give 14 of the 21 state Senate districts and 27 of the 42 Assembly districts a voter registration advantage for Democrats over Republicans of more than 4.5 percent.The Nevada Independent
Please see the links below to view the new district lines for Nevada Assembly, Senate and Congressional delegation.