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Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak

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About the Governor:

Steve Sisolak was born into a working-class family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where his parents, Ed and Mary worked hard to provide for their three children. Steve inherited their blue-collar ethic, working full-time to put himself through college at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Steve then enrolled in UNLV’s Graduate Studies Program, where he received a master’s degree in 1978.

Steve put down roots in Las Vegas, built his own communications business, all while raising his two daughters on his own as a single father. Both his daughters attended Nevada’s public high schools and UNLV, where Ashley earned her law degree and Carley earned her master’s degree.

Motivated by his passion for education, Steve decided to give back to the community that supported him by serving on the Nevada Board of Regents for 10 years. As a champion for parents and students, Steve stood up for Nevadans wrongfully charged out-of-state tuition and fought for increased state funding. Education remains a top priority for Steve as governor.

In 2008, after 10 years as a University Regent, Steve was elected to the Clark County Commission, where he served as chairman until being sworn in as governor of Nevada. On the commission, Steve was known as a coalition builder and problem solver. Steve successfully managed the state’s largest county budget and led the county through the Great Recession. As governor, Steve is working to strengthen Nevada’s statewide economy by diversifying our industries and working to attract new fields and recruit job-creating companies to the Silver State.

Steve is proud to be able to call Nevada home and is honored to serve our families as their governor. Throughout his time in office. Steve’s goal is to keep Nevada strong and moving forward by investing in education, creating jobs by diversifying the economy, and guaranteeing quality, affordable health care for all Nevadans.

Recent News

Governor Sisolak releases 2023-2025 budget highlights

Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak released highlights from the 2023-2025 budget. The Economic Forum recently finalized the revenue projections the Governor must use in developing the Executive Budget for the next biennium. The Governor’s…

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State invests in health care workforce, housing, school children during final Interim Finance meeting in 2022

Today, lawmakers at the Interim Finance Committee approved a number of programs put forward by Governor Steve Sisolak and the Executive Branch to provide free meals to Nevada school children, support the development of the College of Medicine at…

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Governor Sisolak announces appointments for November

Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced 38 appointments made to the State of Nevada boards, commissions, and agencies during the month of November. The Governor has appointed hundreds of individuals since assuming office, and he encourages…

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State of Nevada completes awards for $500 million Home Means Nevada initiative

Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and the Nevada Housing Division announced the final awards for the $500 million Home Means Nevada affordable housing initiative. "I’m so proud that through collaboration across all levels of the public…

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Companies Will Invest $1.3 Billion And Generate $256 Million In Tax Revenue

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Board of Directors approved Redwood Materials $105,615,082 abatement today after the company announced the second largest capital investment since…

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Governor Sisolak issues statement on President Biden's commitment to designate Avi Kwa Ame National Monument

Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak issued a statement following President Biden’s announcement of his intention to designate the Avi Kwa Ame region of Nevada as a national monument: “Thank you to President Biden and the Department of…

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Governor Sisolak announces appointment of Patricia Lee to the Nevada Supreme Court, Seat F

Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced the appointment of Patricia Lee, Esq., to the Nevada Supreme Court, Seat F, effective immediately. Lee is a partner at Hutchison and Steffen, where she has worked since 2002. She became a partner in…

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Governor Sisolak announces appointments for September and October

Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced 64 appointments made to the State of Nevada boards, commissions, and agencies during the months of September and October. The Governor has appointed hundreds of individuals since assuming office, and…

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State of Nevada announces early closure of state government offices in northern Nevada due to inclement weather

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and the Nevada State Police are reporting worsening weather conditions, dropping temperatures and potentially dangerous road conditions. As such, all State executive branch offices will close,…

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Photos from Halloween trick-or-treating at Nevada Governor's Mansion now available

Photos taken at the Nevada Governor’s Mansion during Halloween trick-or-treating are now available online here. “The First Lady and I love spending Halloween at the Governor’s Mansion meeting thousands of our neighbors in Carson…

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Nevada maintains highest credit ratings in history during upcoming $47 million bond sale for capital projects

Today, Nevada State Treasurer Zach Conine announced the State of Nevada has maintained its highest credit ratings in history from Fitch Ratings, Moody’s Investor Services, and S&P Global Ratings. With this action, all three major rating…

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Governor Sisolak proclaims October 31 as Nevada Day

Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak issued a proclamation naming October 31 as Nevada Day and issued a message in honor of the Silver State’s 158th birthday. The letter reads in part: “Born in battle, Nevada’s origins remain…

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Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak Weekly Newsletter - October 21, 2022

Weekly Newsletter It will take collaboration across all corners of our state to tackle the housing crisis – and thanks to the Nevada Housing Coalition, hundreds of stakeholders from across the state gathered in Reno this week for the Nevada…

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Governor Sisolak, Nevada Housing Division announced the first funding awards for $500 million Home Means Nevada initiative

Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and the Nevada Housing Division announced an initial set of funding awards for the $500 million Home Means Nevada initiative. Funded by American Rescue Plan dollars, this initiative will create lasting and…

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Governor Sisolak orders flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of fallen LVMPD Officer Truong Thai

Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak ordered flags of the United States and the State of Nevada to be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and State public buildings and grounds from sunrise until sunset on Friday, October 28, 2022 in observance…

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Governor Sisolak, Interim Finance Committee create $100 million water infrastructure program, focus on improving quality of life for Nevadans

Today, lawmakers approved a slew of programs put forward by Governor Steve Sisolak aimed at fortifying Nevada’s water infrastructure, improving the quality of life for Nevadans and modernizing State systems to better serve residents.…

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Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak Weekly Newsletter - October 14, 2022

Weekly Newsletter Every Nevadan deserves a home – and this week, we took a great step towards that goal. I was proud to join Clark County at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building to announce a $1.25 million federal grant awarded to the Las…

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Governor Sisolak delivers keynote address at Nevada Housing Coalition’s annual Nevada Housing Conference

On Wednesday, Governor Steve Sisolak delivered a keynote address on the first day of the Nevada Housing Coalition’s third annual statewide Nevada Housing Conference at the Peppermill Reno. During the conference, housing stakeholders from…

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State of Nevada experiencing internet outages, state websites and services impacted

The State of Nevada is experiencing significant internet outages impacting most state websites and online services for residents. The Department of Administration has identified a physical failure with a fiber connection and a repair is currently in…

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Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak Weekly Newsletter - October 7, 2022

Weekly Newsletter This week, I was proud to help cut the ribbon on the newly-opened Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. This marks a major step forward in our commitment to bring accessible and life-saving…

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Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak Weekly Newsletter - September 30, 2022

Weekly Newsletter On Sep 30th, we proudly held the state’s first-ever Infrastructure Summit at the Las Vegas Convention Center, bringing together stakeholders from across Nevada and the country to discuss historic investments coming into our…

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: First Lady, Governor Sisolak debut Second Annual "First Lady Presents..." Art Exhibition at the Governor's Mansion

Last night, First Lady Kathy Sisolak and Governor Sisolak hosted “The First Lady Presents...” Second Annual Art Exhibition in the Governor’s Mansion in Carson City on Tuesday evening, kicking off the six-month public display of…

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Governor Sisolak issues statement on escaped inmate at Southern Desert Correctional Center

Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak issued the following statement regarding a medium-security inmate who escaped from Southern Desert Correctional Center: This morning, my office was informed by the Nevada Department of Corrections that an…

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TOMORROW: "The First Lady Presents..." Second Annual Art Exhibition Reception being held at the Governor's Mansion

On Tuesday, September 27, First Lady Kathy Sisolak and Governor Steve Sisolak will be hosting “The First Lady Presents...” Second Annual Art Exhibition in the Governor’s Mansion in Carson City. "The First Lady Presents...”…

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Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak Weekly Newsletter - September 23, 2022

Weekly Newsletter This week, I was honored to hold a roundtable with Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and labor leaders in Las Vegas to discuss the current state of the industry and how we can all work together towards a brighter future for Nevada and…

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REMINDER: State to hold first-ever Infrastructure Summit in Las Vegas on Friday, September 30

Today, the Governor’s Office released the final list of guest speakers for the first-ever Infrastructure Summit, including U.S. Under Secretary of Transportation Carlos Monje, White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu and Las Vegas…

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TOMORROW: Governor Sisolak to launch prescription discount card for Nevadans

On Thursday, September 22, Governor Steve Sisolak will announce the launch of ArrayRx, a digital discount card for prescription drugs. All Nevadans will be able to enroll for the free discount card, regardless of age or income. Using the digital…

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Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak Weekly Newsletter: September 16, 2022

Weekly Newsletter Our small businesses are the backbone of our economy – and thanks to the Nevada Legislature’s Interim Finance Committee this week, Nevada small businesses could receive a $35 million boost for the next three years…

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Nevada files motion regarding Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Project, launches dedicated website with educational resources

Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and the Nevada Agency for Nuclear Projects announced the filing of a new legal motion to bring an end to failed federal plans to construct a repository for the nation’s highly radioactive waste at Yucca…

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: NDA seeking Farm2Food Accelerator participants

No-cost workforce development program will connect women farmers and entrepreneurs with resources to help grow food/beverage product businesses (SPARKS, Nev.) – The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA), alongside the National Association…

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White House Infrastructure Coordinator, Las Vegas Raiders President to speak at Governor Sisolak's first-ever Infrastructure Summit

Las Vegas Raiders President Sandra Douglass Morgan and White House Senior Advisor and Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu will deliver remarks at Governor Steve Sisolak’s Infrastructure Summit in two weeks, on September 30 at the Las…

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UPDATED: State of Nevada Receives Approval For Landmark Electric Vehicle Charging Plan to Secure Federal Funding and Deploy Charging Infrastructure Statewide

ICYMI: Yesterday, the Federal Highway Administration notified NDOT that it has approved the Nevada Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plan it submitted on July 29, 2022. "The NEVI plan is the playbook for transforming the way Nevadans and…

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Governor Steve Sisolak appoints State Infrastructure Bank’s first Executive Director

Governor Steve Sisolak appointed the first State Infrastructure Bank Executive Director, Asheesh S. Bhalla. Asheesh S. Bhalla currently serves as the Deputy Attorney General for the State of Nevada and will begin in his role as Executive Director of…

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Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak Weekly Newsletter: September 2, 2022

Every day, we are working to build a brighter future for Nevadans. on Sep 2nd, I launched a website highlighting infrastructure investments coming to Nevada through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan…

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Governor Steve Sisolak signs Executive Order establishing the Cyber Security Task Force

Governor Steve Sisolak signed an Executive Order establishing a new Cyber Security Task Force to identify, deter and protect the State of Nevada against the increasingly sophisticated and malicious cyber campaigns that threaten our State’s…

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In case you missed it: State of Nevada, Governor Sisolak launch NevadaBuilds.com highlighting infrastructure investments

Hi all- In case you missed it, Governor Steve Sisolak launched NevadaBuilds.com on Friday, highlighting the infrastructure investments being made in the State through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This comes a month ahead of the…

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TODAY: Governor to tour Eddy House, discuss resources available for at-risk and homeless youth in Northern Nevada

On Friday, September 2, Governor Steve Sisolak will tour Eddy House in Reno. Eddy House provides shelter for homeless, runaway, foster, and at-risk youth, and works with youth to develop life and job skills necessary for sustainable independence.…

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TOMORROW: Sierra Flats Affordable Housing Project to Break Ground in Carson City - THURS., SEPT. 1 @ 1 p.m. - Gov. Sisolak, Mayor Bagwell, Project Developers to Speak

SIERRA FLATS AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECT TO BREAK GROUND IN CARSON CITY SEPT. 1 CARSON CITY, Nev. (Aug. 29, 2022) – PalaSeek LLP, Oikos Development Corporation, and CM Development, which make up Sierra Flats Senior GP, will break ground on a…

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Governor Steve Sisolak to tour Western Nevada College, discuss programs funded by the State

On Tuesday, Governor Steve Sisolak will tour Western Nevada College in Carson City as the first week of school for higher education students gets underway. The Governor will visit the Commercial Driver’s License program, which received a…

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In a first for Nevada, Governor Steve Sisolak proclaims August 29 as "Environmental Justice Day"

Today, in a first for the State of Nevada, Governor Steve Sisolak proclaimed August 29 as “Environmental Justice Day” and the State has compiled resources for Nevadans to address environmental issues in their communities and learn more…

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Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak Weekly Newsletter - August 26, 2022

We need to take action now to continue to protect Lake Mead and our water – that's why this week I announced the creation of a small group of water advisors to help ensure Nevada remains on the forefront of cutting-edge and innovative water…

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Governor Sisolak, Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada announce $18 million award to expand Internet access to Nevada Tribal Communities

Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and the Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada (ITCN) announced the Council has received an $18.9 million grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to expand Internet access to 11…

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Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak Weekly Newsletter: August 19, 2022

This week, the Interim Finance Committee approved significant and historic programs for mental and public health – We promised Nevadans we would invest our federal dollars into programs that will make a difference in their lives, and I’m…

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Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak Weekly Newsletter - August 12, 2022

School is back in session in Southern Nevada! This week, I got to meet students across Clark County as kids went back to school. On Monday, I greeted young students on the first day of class at Matt Elementary School and then helped serve lunches at…

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Governor Sisolak to tour weatherization program at HELP of Southern Nevada as part of Nevada Climate Series 2022

On Thursday, July 28, Governor Steve Sisolak will tour HELP of Southern Nevada to discuss the weatherization program funded by state and federal funding. Nevada has applied for $24 million in Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funds to expand…

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Nevada increases hiring of military veterans for state jobs, expands state employment support to military and veteran spouses

Today, the Nevada Department of Administration announced a substantial increase in the number of U.S. military veterans hired for state jobs, with veterans now making up 6.2% of the state workforce in Nevada, up from 1.8% in 2016. Veteran hiring has…

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State of Nevada awards final Community Recovery Grants for non-profits

Today, the State of Nevada completed awarding $30 million in the Community Recovery Grant program, funded by American Rescue Plan dollars, to support existing non-profits in the State that provide direct and immediate community services in the wake…

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Governor Sisolak to visit UNLV Nurse Camp for high school students interested in a nursing career

On Tuesday, July 26, Governor Steve Sisolak will visit the UNLV Nurse Camp, which is providing hands-on experience and training to high school juniors and seniors interested in a career in nursing. At UNLV’s Nurse Camp, students are exposed…

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Governor Sisolak visits One-Stop Career Center, highlights resources for jobseekers as Nevada employment hits all-time high

Today, Governor Steve Sisolak joined the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) to visit the One-Stop Career Center at the East Las Vegas Library to highlight resources available for jobseekers and employers as Nevada…

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Employment in Nevada reaches new all-time high

Nevada has recovered all of the jobs lost during the COVID-19 pandemic and has reached a new all-time high of 1,452,600 jobs – 3,000 more jobs than the previous peak from February 2020, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and the Nevada Department…

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Promises Made, Promises Kept: Governor Sisolak provides update on his 2022 State of the State Address

Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak released an update on the State’s progress since the Governor gave his 2022 State of the State Address. During his speech, the Governor declared the State of Nevada “on the move” – and six…

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Governor, First Lady Sisolak to tour STEP2, a center for substance use disorders, domestic violence and trauma services

On Wednesday, July 20, Governor Steve Sisolak and First Lady Kathy Sisolak will tour STEP2 in Reno, a non-profit center that provides substance use disorder treatment, domestic violence intervention and education, and trauma services to women.…

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Nevada Means Everything to Me... by Dean Heller for Nevada Governor

Whether you’ve been in this fight for Conservative values with me for a long time, or you are new to the movement, I am happy you’re here. I didn’t take the decision to run for Governor lightly. But, honestly, I couldn’t…

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