08 Sep Governor Sisolak, Treasurer Conine Conduct Telephone-Town Hall with Battle Born Progress as Part of American Rescue Plan Listening Tour
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 7, 2021
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Governor Sisolak, Treasurer Conine Conduct Telephone-Town Hall with Battle Born Progress as Part of American Rescue Plan Listening Tour
NEVADA – Tonight, Battle Born Progress hosted a Telephone-Town Hall with Governor Steve Sisolak and State Treasurer Zach Conine to answer questions and receive feedback about the disbursement of American Rescue Plan funds throughout Nevada to communities, local agencies, and small businesses. The Governor also discussed the state’s progress on distributing the COVID-19 vaccine and updated public health regulations going forward.
Governor Steve Sisolak said, “I want to thank Battle Born Progress for hosting tonight’s forum. We have billions of dollars in federal funding available to help us rebuild and recover from COVID-19, which represents the largest investment in the State of Nevada by the federal government in history.
Now, we know that we have immediate needs we must meet in our local communities to respond to the effects of the pandemic, but we also have a responsibility to make sure that we are deliberate and intentional in how we spend these dollars, so we can build a better Nevada for generations to come. That’s why hearing from Nevadans all across the State is so important.”
“The American Rescue Plan is bringing an unprecedented amount of federal dollars to our State,” said Treasurer Conine. “We have a sacred obligation to get this right, to ensure these funds are spent as effectively as possible. That’s why we need to hear directly from the community, so we can build the Nevada we deserve.”
Executive Director of Battle Born Progress, Annette Magnus, said,
“The American Rescue Plan provided billions of dollars in critical support to Nevada. Nevada was affected uniquely by the pandemic, ranking among the top states for job loss and other economic maladies. With the Delta variant now spreading, the focus on public health and safety continues to be a priority. We thank Governor Sisolak for joining us tonight and making the tough, but necessary, decisions to keep Nevadans safe and prevent our healthcare system from being overwhelmed. We also appreciate his, Treasurer Conine’s, and legislative leaderships’, attentiveness and willingness to hear from all Nevadans about how to spend these American Rescue Plan dollars. We believe through thoughtful planning, this money will go far in ensuring a steady recovery for Nevada that puts working families’ and communities’ needs at the forefront. We’re proud and thankful for the role state legislative leadership has played in listening to Nevadans and disbursing these funds as well. We again thank both the Governor and the Treasurer for their hard work and for taking the time to have a constructive dialogue with constituents across our state this evening.”
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