Gov. Steve Sisolak gave brief comments Thursday on the latest regarding the state dental board members. (Bill Dentzer/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak and Joe Robbins speak to the crowd at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater to remember the victims of the 1 Oct. shooting that occurred in 2017 at the Route 91 festival. (Michael Quine and Nathan Asselin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Steve Sisolak and Joe Robbins speak to the crowd at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater to remember the victims of the 1 Oct. shooting that occurred in 2017 at the Route 91 festival. (Michael Quine and Nathan Asselin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Jason Goudie, the chief financial officer for the Clark County School District, talks about teacher pay and raises. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak held a press conference at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building to discuss the on-going negotiations between the Clark County School District and the Clark County Education Association.
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak speaks at the 2019 Opioid Response Summit at the Tuscany Suites and Casino. Sisolak discusses the Opioid epidemic in Nevada and how attendees can take what they learn back to there communities.
Democrats introduced Senate Bill 545 yesterday. It would move the proceeds from the sales tax
tax on the retail sale of marijuana into the Distributive School Account. Speaker Jason Frierson
said the move would send “about $120 million to the DSA over the biennium.” The Clark
County School District says it needs $120 million more to fund the raises promised by Sisolak.
Combine those two bits of information and it looks like a solution is in sight. In reality, this move doesn’t change education funding by one dime.
The Nevada Legislature will be meeting to look at new bills that involve education and marriage age restrictions. Governor Sisolak has also requested to meet with the White House about the plutonium shipments sent to Nevada.
The implication of a revised funding formula is that school districts and
teachers will receive substantially more money. But revising the funding formula will only
rearrange who gets the existing money. In 2016, Nevada’s smallest five school districts received
less than $15 million in state funding. That’d barely be a rounding error in the Clark County
School District’s $2.4 billion budget.
Some Nevada Democrats aren’t satisfied with having a Democrat governor and large legislative
majorities. They also want to ignore the constitution to make it easier to raise taxes.