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State employee COVID vaccine mandate will include higher education employees; no clear timeline on possible student mandate

Though the governor's office confirmed Friday that NSHE employees were included in a new policy for state employees requiring vaccination or weekly tests, the status of a possible student mandate remains unknown.

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Lawmakers accept $2.7 billion in American Rescue Plan funds; approve millions for homeowner assistance, education programs

Members of the Interim Finance Committee met Tuesday to authorize the governor’s office to accept the full ARP allotment and designate allocations of more than $76 million in federal aid programs, including $39.5 million in rental assistance, $12.1 million in homeowner assistance and $13.9 million for the Department of Education to ensure federal relief funds are properly administered.

Regents approve pay raise for CSN faculty after year-long pandemic delay

The Board of Regents voted unanimously to approve a 1.75 percent base-pay increase for College of Southern Nevada faculty Thursday — nearly one year to the day after the Board of Regents signed off on a collective bargaining agreement while deferring the raise in the midst of last year’s COVID-19 shutdowns.

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