17 Jan STATEMENT Regarding Governor Sisolak’s First State of the State Address
NEVADA – Tonight, Nevada’s new Governor Steve Sisolak gave his first State of the State address. Progressives throughout the state watched in anticipation and hopes of their issues being highlighted by Governor Sisolak.
Battle Born Progress Executive Director, Annette Magnus released the following statement:
“We are pleased to have heard that Governor Sisolak laid out a vision that includes progress on education, renewable energy, gun violence prevention, increased access to healthcare, and expanding opportunities to all Nevadans to succeed. Nevada is now in a place where it can make real changes at the state level.
While at the national level we are seeing division and no action, tonight’s State of the State showed that Nevada will move forward and ensure that everyone in the Silver State has a chance to succeed, especially when it comes to the issues that matter most. We’re glad that healthcare is going to be a crucial part of Governor Sisolak’s agenda and that he will protect our healthcare from attacks by Trump and the GOP in Congress.
A highlight tonight was Governor Sisolak’s commitment to renewable energy and reducing the state’s carbon emissions. We look forward to seeing what policy comes from these commitments as clean energy is our future. By working to make Nevada a clean energy leader and to protect our public lands, our state’s environment is in good hands.
Sisolak’s vision and agenda to help Nevada’s working families was an exceptional bright spot tonight. Nevada’s workers, especially our teachers and our state employees who will finally be compensated fairly. And finally opening up the possibility for our state employees to collective bargaining is long overdue. We are elated to have a Governor in Steve Sisolak that will do the best by Nevada’s workers and their families.
Special thanks to Governor Sisolak for emphasizing the need to vastly improve our state’s education for the future of our students. When it comes to education, Nevada is always at the bottom and we have real work to do this legislative session. We look forward to seeing Governor Sisolak champion public schools and working together to provide Nevada’s children a quality education.
Governor Sisolak also articulated a strong position on voting rights, by announcing his eagerness to work with the Secretary of State on implementing automatic voter registration, which a majority of Nevadans approved in 2018. Included in that position was support for same-day voter registration and ensuring that all Nevadans are counted in the upcoming 2020 census. That’s what Nevada’s voting system needs to continue making this right accessible to as many Nevadans as possible.
From healthcare to education to common sense gun legislation and much more, we are excited to work with Governor Sisolak on making the Silver State a better place for all Nevadans.”