State auditors have tasked the Division of Child and Family Services with developing a plan to correct health, safety and regulatory problems plaguing child placement providers that came to light during a recent audit.
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Now, ten months later, state officials have obligated more than half of those funds for dozens of different purposes, including allocations of $250 million for affordable housing projects and $204 million for broadband internet.
The U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to overturn Roe v. Wade this summer with a ruling that would erode federal protections for abortion rights, refueling the polarizing debate in many of Nevada’s most competitive races.
State officials are lifting a requirement that unvaccinated employees undergo weekly COVID-19 tests, while also preparing to roll back a planned monthly surcharge for state workers who have not received a COVID vaccine.
The board on Tuesday modified an agreement with AFSCME, which represents four bargaining units of about 5,300 combined state employees, and adopted a long-delayed bargaining agreement with the Nevada Police Union.
“After careful review and discussions, there's no path forward for NDOC to continue disciplinary action after the emergency regulation expired and the Legislative Commission failed to approve the regulation."
The video shared widely on social media shows a one-minute encounter between Sisolak and a man who initially approaches him as if to take a photo, before saying “I can’t tell you what a piece of f—-ing s—- you are.”
A key pillar of the plan is a $500 million investment in a new “Home Means Nevada” initiative that Sisolak said would boost construction, provide more homeownership opportunities and help seniors retrofit their homes.
The shift — announced by Gov. Steve Sisolak during a Thursday morning press conference — follows suit with other Democrat-led states easing pandemic mitigation measures amid a nationwide decline in COVID-19 cases.