Vote Nevada Update 1/15/2023

Vote Nevada Supporters,

From now until the end of the legislative session in June, I will be sending out weekly updates on Sunday evenings.  The updates will include upcoming events, information on legislative hearings, updates on bills, and anything else that will help us all be engaged community members.


You can access resources for participating in legislative advocacy here:

You can access recordings of Vote Nevada community meetings here:

Upcoming events:

January 16th: The 41st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in downtown Las Vegas.  The parade starts at 10 am; it begins at Gass and 4th Street and ends at 4th Street and Odgen.  You can also watch the parade on Channel 13

January 16th: The Carson City Democratic Men’s Committee is hosting a hybrid luncheon at 1:00 pm, with the speaker starting at 1:30.  The guest is retired school principal Mike Smith, who will speak about the life and legacy of Dr. King.  You can request the Zoom link by emailing Rich Dunn at

January 18th: Join Senator Dina Neal for the Teach to Testify Zoom session at 6 pm.  You will learn how to read legislative bills and how to turn that skill into effective public comments.


January 21st: Join Vote Nevada for our Legislative Strategy Zoom meeting from 9 to 10 am.  We will share strategies for effective legislative advocacy.  If you’ve been through the legislative rodeo before, please come and share your tips for getting bills through the “How a bill becomes a law” process.  RSVP here:


January 23rd: The Governor’s State of the State Address is at 6 pm.  We will hear the new Governor’s budget and legislative priorities.  You can watch the Address on the major news channels or through the Scheduled Meetings page of the legislature’s website here:

A day or two after the address, we will have access to the full budget through NELIS under the Budgets tab:

Starting January 25th and going through February 2nd, the Interim Legislative Commission’s Budget Subcommittee will hear budget reports from all the state agency heads.  These hearings are an opportunity to hear state agency priorities.  You can watch these hearings from the Scheduled Meetings page here:

Reminder: You can watch recordings of legislative meetings and hearings here:

January 29th, Nevada NOW Legislative Prep Session includes Nevada NOW’s legislative priorities and opportunities to be engaged.  The session is via Zoom at 4 pm.  More information here:

Thank you for being Nevadans with me,


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2 thoughts on “Vote Nevada Update 1/15/2023

    1. Sondra Cosgrove Post author

      The Governor controls the money and the Democrats control the legislative process, so, unless both sides decide to put the greater good of the state ahead of partisan politics, nothing will get fixed this session.


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