CARSON CITY, NV - May 01, 2019
Today, Governor Steve Sisolak issued the following statement on the 2019 Economic Forum, which determines revenue projections that the Nevada Legislature uses to craft budgets for the next biennium.
“Today’s Economic Forum report shows that Nevada has the fastest growing economy in the country and continues to outpace the rest of the nation in terms of job growth. We've also made significant progress in diversifying our economy over the last decade, and I am committed to ensuring economic development is a priority for Nevada in the years ahead so our economy can keep pace with our robust population growth.
“In addition to the Economic Forum reporting increased stability in our state's employment and economy, it also showed we will receive an additional $42.8 million in projected revenue for Fiscal Years 19-21. While the first Economic Forum report of my administration is positive overall, we must do more to ensure our economic success reaches every Nevadan across the state – and that starts with our educators and working families.
“For the remainder of this session, the legislature and I will work together to build a structure upon which we can transform the way we fund our schools in the years ahead. Over the next biennium, my focus will be on determining how best to strengthen our public education system, which is the foundation of any long-term economic development and diversification."