Gov. Sisolak: States need federal help to weather the pandemic
Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak issued the following statement after the Nevada State Assembly introduced a joint resolution urging the President and Congress to provide flexible funding for state and local governments for budget shortfalls as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Due to COVID-19, state and local governments need robust and direct federal funding to help rebuild the economy and maintain essential services. I stand with the Nevada Legislature in their efforts to urge the President of the United States and Congressional Leadership to provide flexible funding to help fill our budget shortfall.”
“Without additional federal assistance, a slow recovery, or one in which Nevada lags behind the nation, the current economic and fiscal crises facing the State will be worsened. The time for flexible federal funding that can be used to replace billions in lost revenue is now.”
“I understand the difficult choices in front of the Nevada Legislature. Due to the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are forced to make impossible decisions regarding funding critical public health, education and more. Congressional leadership must act to help us restore devastating reductions being made to fill this historic shortfall.”
“I want to thank the members of Nevada’s Federal Delegation who are tirelessly advocating for additional federal assistance for our State.”