Vote Nevada Update 4/27/2023

Vote Nevada Supporters,

We have made it through the second legislative deadline for bills to pass affirmatively out of the house of origin. Only ten bills died by this deadline. Now we start the committee process all over again in the second house, so, if you provided public comments on a bill in the first committee hearing you’ll need to watch for the opportunity to provide comments again in the second committee hearing.

The next big legislative event will happen on May 1st when the Economic Forum meets to review revenue projections for the 2023-2025 biennium. Nevada is a balanced budget state, so our legislature and governor cannot spend more than the Economic Forum projections unless they decide to increase taxes.

The technical committee that prepares the revenue reports for the Economic Forum met on April 21st, you can watch the hearing here: You can view the revenue charts here:

In sum, there will be more revenue, but almost solely based on the higher interest rates our state investments have and will earn. You can hear Treasurer Conine’s explanation for this in the hearing above. States were able to invest American Rescue Plan funds while waiting to spend the money on approved expenditures. All American Rescue Plan funds must be spent, however, by December 2024.

The Economic Forum will meet on May 1st at 9:30 am to hear the technical committee reports and will apply any revisions to their revenue projections. These revisions can fund bills with pending fiscal notes.

You may watch the Economic Forum hearing from the Scheduled Meetings page:

The Guinn Center, a bipartisan think tank, released this report on the Governor’s Recommended Budget, you can read it here:

Two of the Governor’s bills, AB400 and SB431, were heard yesterday and the two money committees, Assembly Ways and Means and Senate Finance, are closing budgets for agencies. You can catch up on any of these hearings on the archived recordings webpage:

You can read my public comments on SB431 here:

You can watch any of Vote Nevada meeting recordings here:

Vote Nevada is starting a neighborhood community meeting program this summer to get to know Nevadans across the state. We are starting with the east side of Las Vegas. If you or anyone you know would like to join us on May 20th at the Art Café at 719 N. Nellis Blvd. 89110, from 10:30 to 11:30 am. RSVP by texting 702-803-1569.

Eastside Community Voice

This year’s Law Day theme is Cornerstones of Democracy: Civics, Civility, and Collaboration. You can watch the American Bar Public Education Division presentation on this theme here:

Vote Nevada is hosting Summer of Civics events again this summer via Zoom. We will host meetings on bills that survived and those that died in this legislative session, as well as topics such as the Open Meeting Law, consensus democracy, ranked-choice voting, respecting the disability community through Nothing About Us Without Us, and workforce development for behavioral health.


Our big summer event is two showings of The Young Vote by Producer/Director Diane Robinson. We are flying in Diane and the full cast of the film for an August 25th viewing at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas and an August 26th viewing at a place to be determined in Reno (we are looking to reserve space at UNR). Please let us know if you plan to attend and at which viewing through this form:

Thank you for being Nevadans with me,


Vote Nevada: Solving Problems with Civics

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Vote Nevada is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit civic engagement organization. Anyone can become a supporter by emailing, we have no membership dues. We do, however, accept donations Here

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