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 - 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 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 - Governor Brian Sandoval today announced he has signed Executive Order 2016–01 formally reconvening the Nevada Gaming Policy Committee. The twelve member committee is created by Nevada Revised Statute 463.021 and consists of the Governor, who will serve as Chairman, select members of the state legislature, and other appointees including gaming regulators, restricted and non-restricted licensees, a tribal representative, and members of the general public.

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.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval today announced the appointment of former-Assemblyman Pat Hickey to the District Two seat on the Nevada State Board of Education for a term ending January 1, 2017, effective immediately. Hickey resigned his seat in the Assembly earlier today and will fill the seat vacated by the unfortunate passing of Board Member Dave Cook.  Governor Sandoval also announced the appointment of Allison Stephens and Teri Jamin as non-voting members of the Board as the Board of Regents representative and Nevada Associated School Boards representative, respectively, for terms ending January 1, 2018. Stephens will replace Regent Kevin Melcher.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval today announced that the Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy has provided more than $467 million in incentives, grants, and loans to help develop the solar industry in Nevada. These funds have benefitted both small and large-scale projects and provided over 2,900 verifiable permanent and construction jobs.  This is part of a continued effort to meet and exceed Nevada’s aggressive Renewable Portfolio Standard which requires the Nevada’s energy portfolio to be comprised of 25 percent of renewable energy sources by 2025. Through 2014, 18 percent of Nevada’s renewable generation was from solar energy.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval issued the following statement after District Court Judge James Wilson granted a motion for preliminary injunction stopping implementation of Senate Bill 302, Education Savings Accounts. This order will prevent the Office of the Treasurer from carrying out the program until further court deliberations can take place.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval today announced a significant milestone in the Silver State’s continuing economic recovery. Early results in Nevada labor market information from the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation indicate that December job levels in the State were up 25,000 compared to the previous December. These figures mark five straight years of annual job growth for the State of Nevada with December marking the 60th-consecutive month of positive employment gains in the Silver State.

Carson City< Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval has declared tomorrow, Saturday January 9th, “Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in Nevada” as a part of a national organized effort.