LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Governor Steve Sisolak delivered his State of the State speech, titled Nevada on the Move, Wednesday at noon. He spoke live from Allegiant Stadium.
Here are some announcements that were made:
- The launch of the Home Means Nevada initiative, a $500 million investment using federal funds to lower the cost of housing.
- An additional $160 million investment will go toward helping lower childcare costs for parents and keep childcare workers on the job.
- Nevada will join the Northwest Prescription Drug Consortium, along with Oregon and Washington State, to hold companies accountable to bring costs down.
- For the next two years, the State will use federal dollars to cover the cost of school lunches for all students.
- The Governor’s Workforce Development Committee will be directed to explore ways to make community college or other apprentice and training programs free for more Nevadans by 2025.
- Sisolak will include providing raises for Nevada State Police in the budget proposal for the next legislative session.
The next legislative session is in 2023. Sisolak is running for re-election for governor in November 2022.
Nevada’s Senate Minority Leader James Settelmeyer gave the Republican response to Governor Steve Sisolak’s State of the State address.