Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval released the following statement today regarding the recommendations made by the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee.

 

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval has appointed his General Counsel Joe Reynolds to serve as Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and Leo Drozdoff acting-Commissioner effective October 3, 2016. Reynolds and Drozdoff will fill the vacancies of Commissioners David Noble and Alaina Burtenshaw, respectively.

Carson City, Nevada - The Office of Vital Records (OVR) within the Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) recently received almost $218,000 to improve the quality of cause of death information on mortality records.  This is a two year endeavor.

Carson City, Nevada - Suicide Prevention Week for 2016 is set for September 5th through 11th. Nevada ranks 5th in the nation in its rate of suicide deaths.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval today released the following statement after the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee held its meeting and voted on final recommendations.

Boulder City, Nevada - Cottonwood Cove Road remains closed east of Searchlight, Nevada, due to recent storm damage. 

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval has signed Executive Order 2016-28, ordering all flags to fly at half-staff tomorrow, Sunday, September 11 from sunrise to sunset in recognition of Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance.

Las Vegas, Nevada - The Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities released its First Fact sheet on the various ballot initiatives that voters will consider this November. This Fact Sheet discusses the Medical Patient Tax Relief Act, which is an initiative to amend the Nevada Constitution to provide sales and use tax exemptions for individuals requiring certain medical, oxygen delivery and mobility-enhancing equipment. Currently, the state exempts prosthetic devices from sales and use tax, and the proposed amendment would expand exemptions to include items such as: oxygen tanks and concentrators, ventilators, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines, nebulizers, drug infusion devices, feeding pumps, infant apnea monitors, hospital beds, bath and shower aids, wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and crutches.

Carson City, Nevada - Richard Whitley, Director of the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), recently announced the appointment of Edward Ableser, Ph.D., as the new Administrator for the Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD). Mr. Ableser began his new position August 22, 2016.

Carson City, Nevada - Nevada Volunteers, the Governor's Commission on Service, is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 Governor's Points of Light Awards, the highest honor bestowed on a volunteer in Nevada. The award is given in 7 categories: Northern Nevada Individual; Southern Nevada Individual; Rural Nevada Individual; Nonprofit and Community Organization Volunteer Program; Corporate Volunteer Program; Volunteer Program Serving Veterans and Volunteer Manager.  Finalists will be invited to the Governor’s Points of Light Award Ceremony on September 29, 2016 at Bally’s Las Vegas where the winner for each category will be announced.

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