Governor Sisolak Celebrates Accomplishments in First 100 Days

CARSON CITY, NV - April 17, 2019

Today marks Governor Steve Sisolak’s 100th day in office. Governor Sisolak was sworn in as Nevada’s 30th governor on January 7th. Governor Sisolak discussed some of his major accomplishments in an op-ed today in the Reno Gazette-Journal.

“When I ran for governor, I promised to put Nevada’s families first, and that’s exactly what I’ve done during my first 100 days in office,” Governor Sisolak said. “From defending our health care system, to protecting our environment, to standing up for Nevadans’ safety, I have been proud to wake up each and every day and fight for Nevada families. Serving as governor is the honor of my lifetime, and I look forward to working hard for Nevadans every single day for the next four years.”

Below are highlights from Gov. Sisolak’s work during his first 100 days in office.

Constituent Engagement

  • Issued 64 proclamations and 688 certificates of recognition
  • Held 109 meet-and-greets with Nevadans
  • Visited northern Nevada tribal communities in three rural Nevada counties, including being the first governor to meet with the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada and tribal leaders from nine Western Shoshone tribal bands from eastern Nevada

Appointments and Hiring

  • Hired a staff that’s more than 70% women
  • Appointed women to more than 50% of cabinet positions
  • Made 15 appointments to key cabinet positions, boards, executive branch positions, and judgeships, including Jhone Ebert as state superintendent and Sandra Douglas Morgan as chair of the Gaming Control Board

Legislative Accomplishments

  • Signed Senate Bill 143 into law, closing the background check loophole on private sales and transfers of firearms and cementing the will of the voters into law
  • Met one-on-one with every member of the Nevada Legislature within the first two weeks of session

Standing up for Nevadans at the Federal Level

  • Joined Nevada’s congressional delegation in standing up against the U.S. Department of Energy’s secret shipment of half a metric ton of weapons-grade plutonium to Nevada prior to his taking office and has continued to speak out against efforts to revive the reckless and costly Yucca Mountain project
  • Fought for Nevadans affected by the federal government shutdown by:
    • Requesting that the Nevada System of Higher Education defer fees and tuition costs for students financially impacted by the shutdown;
    • Convening a summit of Nevada tribes to hear their concerns on the impact of the federal shutdown on services they depend on;
    • Asking for clarification from the U.S. Department of Labor on unemployment insurance eligibility for essential, unpaid federal workers in Nevada, such as TSA and FAA personnel
  • Joined the front lines of defense of the Affordable Care Act by working with Nevada’s attorney general to defend the ACA from partisan legal challenges and protect access to affordable health care for Nevadans, especially those with pre-existing conditions

Education and Workforce

  • Joined the national Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) Board of Directors
  • Designated 10 new schools as Governor’s STEM Schools
  • Established the State of Nevada Veteran Peer Mentor Group, a voluntary program for state employees to provide mentorship, professional development, and networking opportunities to their fellow state employees who are veterans, members of the Nevada National Guard, and members of the U.S. armed forces reserves

Safeguarding Nevada’s Future

  • Joined the bipartisan U.S. Climate Alliance and pledged to curb Nevada’s carbon emissions and uphold tenets of the Paris Agreement
  • Formed Nevada’s Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census to oversee the state’s outreach and coordination efforts to encourage Nevadans to participate in the 2020 Census, especially those who belong to historically undercounted communities, to ensure Nevada gets its fair share of over $675 billion in federal grant allocations for the next decade.

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