Ad from group linked to GOP governors targets Sisolak
Sisolak under fire for ‘job-killing taxes’ in new ad from group linked to GOP governors
By Riley Snyder
A group affiliated with the National Republican Governors Association (RGA) is launching a $2 million television and radio ad campaign skewering Nevada Democratic Governor Steve Sisolak on economic issues. The ad campaign connects Nevada’s high gas prices and national reporting on rising inflation with fiscal and economic measures taken by Sisolak during his first term as governor. It’s one of the first major third-party publicity barrages against Sisolak, who faces a tough re-election campaign against Republican Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo in November.
Ads are paid for by Putting families back to worka welfare group that contributed $2 million to help spur Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, a Republican, and opposed to Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, a Democrat. RGA employees are listed as officers and the organization share an address with the Governors Association. In a statement, Sisolak’s campaign said the ad shows Lombardo is relying on black money and special interest groups to spread misinformation.
Learn more about this story at The Nevada Independent.
A new federal wildfire mitigation commission will begin meeting in August
By Bert Johnson
The Biden administration announced Thursday, July 7, that it had filled the new Wildfire Mitigation and Management Commission. The commission was created by the bipartisan Infrastructure Act to guide federal agencies on how they can improve their response to wildfires.
One of the commission’s founding members is Nevada Division of Emergency Management and Bureau of Homeland Security Chief David Fogerson, who brings decades of experience working for the Nevada Fire Protection District. ‘East Fork.
The commission is due to hold its first meeting in August. Then he will have a year to prepare a report with policy recommendations for Congress, which will include strategies on how to restore fire-affected lands.
Family found alive with guns at Nevada children’s museum
By The Associated Press
Authorities say a couple kept a cache of weapons and lived with their two young children at a children’s museum in northern Nevada. KRNV-TV in Reno reported Friday that a 41-year-old janitor at the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada was arrested late last week. He was charged with child neglect and weapons offences. The Carson City Sheriff’s Office said officials realized the family was living in the museum after the man’s 2-year-old child was discovered walking nearby unsupervised. Another brother then gave the museum as his address. The children’s mother was a museum director and both parents were fired. The museum’s board issued an apology and temporarily closed while a new director was found.
Placer County Expands Down Payment Assistance in Tahoe Area
By Jose Davila IV
Placer County, Calif., announced the expansion of its down payment assistance program in the Tahoe area for local workers. The Placer County Board of Supervisors recently voted to expand the county’s down payment assistance program for Tahoe-area workers at all income levels. Prior to the change, the program had a participant income cap of $211,000 for a single-family home.
The program was founded in 2021 with the goal of creating a secondary housing market just for full-time local workers. Nearly 90% of homes in Eastern Placer County are owned by secondary owners. The council also removed the provision which barred those who had bought a house in the past 12 months from applying.
First case of bird flu reported in Nevada
By Gustave Sagrero
The first case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was detected in Nevada on Friday July 8. He was found in a flock of non-commercial domestic birds in a Carson City backyard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not allow infected birds to enter the food system, and officials have said the public health risks to people are minimal.
The Nevada Department of Agriculture has a list of recommendations to help mitigate the disease. In particular, they urge people to wash their hands after handling flocks and to report the death of three or more wild birds to the department at 775-688-1500.
Five graduates of the rehabilitation program for military personnel with misdemeanors
By Gustave Sagrero
On Tuesday, July 12, five veterans and active duty military personnel will graduate from the Courts Assisting Military Offenders-Reno (CAMO-RNO) rehabilitation program. The program helps service members who have committed crimes.
The program offers services such as counselling, mentoring and dealing with other issues. It also provides a list of Department of Veterans Affairs services, as well as other resources outside of the military. It is a sort of second chance program, which could help veterans and military personnel who have committed crimes to keep their families, their careers and even their lives.