Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval released the following statement today after learning of the death of Nevada Assemblyman Joseph "Joe" Hogan.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval and Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto released the following statements in response to the ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today which struck down Nevada’s same sex marriage ban.

Reno, Nevada - John Thomas Abrams, 47, aka Buck, aka David George Garnett, aka John McDonald, aka David Blackwell, appeared before a federal magistrate judge today and pleaded not guilty to charges that he kidnapped a 15-year-old boy and girl in California and transported them to Reno with the intent that the girl engage in sexual activity, announced Daniel G. Bogden, United States Attorney for the District of Nevada.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval launched the Western Governors’ Drought Forum today, with the announcement of the regional initiative’s first four meetings and the rollout of an online resource library to collect case studies and best practices.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval announced today USA Funds has selected Jobs for Nevada’s Graduates Inc. (JAGNV) as the recipient of a $1.25 million grant. These funds will assist JAGNV achieve their expansion goal of 50 schools across Nevada by supporting new JAG programs in schools in Las Vegas. The grant was announced at the inaugural meeting of the JAGNV Board of Directors in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas, Nevada - The Nevada Legislature will be considering an unprecedented $1.3 billion tax incentive package for Tesla Motors this week. To focus attention on issues legislators should take into account while reviewing this proposal, the Guinn Center for Policy Priorities has released Development Incentives: A Guide for Nevada Legislators.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval today announced he has appointed Don Soderberg as the Director of the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval, under constitutional and statutory authority, issued a state declaration of emergency today at 5:05 p.m. The declaration qualifies local governments for state and federal assistance associated with the excessive floodwater damage in Clark County and the Moapa Paiute Tribe Reservation.  It also enables the state to move expeditiously on requests made by local jurisdictions. 

Boulder City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval announced today the Nevada Department of Transportation will receive an additional $11.1 million in additional highway spending authority from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).  The funds will go to the Nevada Department of Transportation’s phase of the Boulder City Bypass, future I-11 Corridor, in place of state funds.

Elko, Nevada - The 31st National Cowboy Poetry Gathering will celebrate a little-known corner of Mexico "Baja California Sur" and its rich ranchero culture. From January 26-31, 2015, the small high-desert town of Elko, Nevada, will welcome Baja’s vaqueros, who will share with their American cowboy counterparts the traditional acoustic music, ranch cuisine, local art and craftwork, traditional lore and humor of their Californio roots.