Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval today signed Executive Order 2016 – 21 amending Executive Order 2015 – 09 which created the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee (SNTIC). This action was originally requested by SNTIC Chairman and Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Steve Hill.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval, First Lady Kathleen Sandoval, Nevada Supreme Court Justice Nancy Saitta, and legislative and community leaders gathered to launch a comprehensive review of Nevada’s juvenile justice system in an effort to further strengthen public safety and improve outcomes for youth in the state.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval today signed Executive Order 2016-19, ordering all flags at the State Capitol and State public buildings and grounds to be flown at half-staff effective immediately and until Tuesday, July 12, 2016 as a mark of respect and in remembrance of the victims in Dallas, Texas.

Carson City, Nevada - June marks an exciting time for high school seniors awaiting their graduation from high school and for some, this is not the easiest feat. For those youth ordered to one of the 3 Nevada juvenile justice facilities (Summit View Youth Center, Caliente Youth Center and Nevada Training Youth Center), graduating from high school may not have been something they thought they could achieve. 

Carson City, Nevada - The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has determined that Nevada meets the requirements and purposes of Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Part C of the IDEA establishes the requirements for the statewide system of early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities ages birth to three. Federal funding is provided to states to support the development and maintenance of the statewide system in accordance with Part C requirements.

Carson City, Nevada - The Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program has received the Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) grant.  The grant will begin in July and run through October 2016.

Carson City, Nevada - The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Division of Health Care Financing and Policy (DHCFP), Nevada Medicaid, are aware of the situation between St. Mary’s Health Network and the Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCO) Amerigroup and Health Plan of Nevada (HPN).

Carson City, Nevada - The Division of Public and Behavioral Health has made getting a medical marijuana card faster and easier for southern Nevada patients.  Beginning June 15, 2016, prospective cardholders can go to a state-certified dispensary for assistance with the process.  Specially trained dispensary staff will assist patients by reviewing applications to ensure they are properly and thoroughly filled out.  Patients must still get a recommendation from their physician.  Any MD or DO licensed in Nevada may recommend the medical use of marijuana for an approved condition.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval today released the following statement upon the formal announcement that Nevada Supreme Court Justice Nancy Saitta would retire effective August 8, 2016.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval today announced the appointment of Anthony “Tony” Wren to the Nevada Tax Commission for a term ending October, 2019. Governor Sandoval also named current Commissioner James “Jim” DeVolld Chairman of the Board following the resignation of Commissioner Joan Lambert. Both appointments are effective as of Monday, May 23, 2016.