Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval issued the following statement after he accepted the resignation of Michonne Ascuaga from the Nevada Gaming Commission.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval received the attached letter from District IX Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to the Governor’s January 29th letter which insisted on more time for the State to continue to meet and engage with local officials, tribal leaders, and stakeholders in order to reach a solution regarding the clean-up of the Anaconda Copper Mine site. Governor Sandoval issued the following statement in response to the letter:

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval’s Chief Strategy Officer Dale Erquiaga today made the following statement before the Sunset Subcommittee of the Legislative Commission as it reviewed the possible termination, modification, consolidation, or continued operation of the New Energy Industry Task Force.

Reno, Nevada - A former Reno mortgage broker was sentenced today to five years in prison, three years of supervised release, 150 hours of community service, and ordered to pay restitution for embezzling $260,000 from a Reno company’s employee pension plan, announced U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden for the District of Nevada.

Carson City, Nevada - Nevada doctors who haven’t gotten set up on the state’s electronic death certificate system are being asked to do so as quickly as possible to prevent hassles that are being faced by families already coping with a recent death.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval today announced Nevada would be the first state in the nation to partner with Ustyme to launch the Billion eBook Gift Program in an effort to promote early literacy and encourage family reading. Sandoval was joined by representatives from Washoe County School District including Debbie O’Gorman, principal of Kate Smith Elementary School, Dr. Angie Taylor, President of Washoe County School District Board of Trustees, Linda Salesky, Founder of Ustyme, Nick Balian, Illustrator for Ustyme, Mike Kazmierski, President and CEO of EDAWN and students from Kate Smith Elementary School.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval today announced he has named Steve Canavero as the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, effective immediately. Sandoval made this decision following interviews with each of the three candidates who were recommended by the State Board of Education. Prior to this appointment, Canavero was named Interim-Superintendent following the announcement that then-Superintendent Dale Erquiaga would join Governor Sandoval’s staff as Chief Strategy Officer.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval issued a statement today encouraging all Nevadans to review and apply for State of Nevada board and commission vacancies.  Requirements set forth by state statutes, federal laws, and executive orders provide the Governor with the authority to appoint thousands of Nevadans to serve on more than 200 boards, commissions, councils and task forces.

Carson City, Nevada - Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval today announced he has endorsed a Statement of Emergency at the request of Interim-Superintendent of Public Instruction Steve Canavero to issue provisional teaching licenses, effective immediately.  This authorization will allow Nevada to address the urgent teacher shortage through the issuance of provisional licenses to a large number of otherwise qualified individuals who would not have been eligible to become Nevada teachers prior to Sandoval’s approval. The request follows a recent change in federal law which prohibited the State from issuing provisional licenses because of risking education federal funding.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval proudly joins states and communities across America in proclaiming January 24, 2016 - January 30, 2016 as School Choice Week in Nevada. Sandoval is joined by millions of educators, parents, students, schools, and community leaders across the country who help raise awareness of the importance of education options for families and students.