Governor Brian Sandoval and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) today began the first part of the two-week European trade mission in the country of Ireland to form a partnership with IBM to bring attention to Nevada’s targeted focus on water technology and commercialization. While in country, Governor Sandoval also led discussions about Irish business access to the U.S. market through Nevada.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval issued the following statement today on President Obama’s Basin and Range Monument Designation.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval announced today that he has appointed Caleb Cage as the Governor’s Homeland Security Advisor.  Cage will manage the Office of Homeland Security which serves as the State’s single point of contact with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security relative to sharing of sensitive information and intelligence. Cage has also been appointed by Department of Public Safety Director Jim Wright to serve as the Chief of the Division of Emergency Management. Cage will serve as the primary point of contact to federal, state, and local jurisdictions relative to intelligence sharing and critical infrastructure protection measures and programs, cyber security, and citizen preparedness initiatives.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval announced today that Richard Whitley has been appointed Director of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Whitley has served as Interim Director of the department since February of this year.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval signed Executive Order 2015-09 creating the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee. The purpose of the Committee is to bring key community leaders and stakeholders together to identify and prioritize tourism improvement projects in southern Nevada, explore potential funding mechanisms to support new tourism-related initiatives, and submit a report to the Governor by July 31, 2016 outlining the Committee’s recommendations.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval today signed into law major education reform legislation passed during the 78th Legislative Session.  Each of the measures signed were components of his State of the State Address in which he outlined his vision for transforming and modernizing Nevada’s education system.

Carson City, Nevada - This weekend across America, we come together to celebrate the 239th anniversary of the birth of our nation.  On July 4th 1776, our founders took a bold step toward building a lasting democracy that would become a beacon of freedom for the world. Their signatures on the Declaration of Independence represented a willingness to sacrifice their treasure, their honor, and their lives to build a nation on the proposition and promise of freedom, equality, and independence for all Americans.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval took action on 71 pieces of legislation today, approving 68 into law and vetoing 3. As a result of the 78th Legislative Session, Sandoval has signed a total of 503 measures and vetoed 4.

Carson City, Nevada - Today, Governor Brian Sandoval authorized the Nevada Attorney General to file suit challenging the new federal “Waters of the United States” rule. Sandoval released the following statement after the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers issued a Final Rule which greatly expands the scope of waters covered by the Clean Water Act.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval took action on 45 pieces of legislation today. Measures approved today include increased accountability measures for K-12 public education and charter schools and a bill that would reimburse teachers when they buy classroom supplies with their own money.