Steve Sisolak Published 5:00 a.m. PT April 17, 2019
Gov. Steve Sisolak is the first Democratic governor sworn into office in Nevada in two decades. Brian Duggan, [email protected]
Exactly 100 days ago, I took the oath of office as Nevada’s 30th governor. In my first 100 days, we’ve accomplished extraordinary things on behalf of Nevadans, and my administration continues to work hard to make progress on my priorities for all of our families.
When I was campaigning for governor, my focus was simple: Make sure that Nevada’s economic recovery reaches every family, that our schools prepare every child to reach his or her potential, and that our health care system is there for every Nevadan who needs it. Those three principles will anchor my administration throughout my term. It’s why I included, for the first time in over a decade, a much-deserved raise for Nevada educators in my recommended budget — a commitment I made in my State of the State and reiterate today. It’s also why, under my administration, Nevada will continue supporting the Affordable Care Act, including protections for pre-existing conditions. Our state is on the front lines defending the ACA against misguided attempts to dismantle the entire law and throw our health care system into chaos.
Another central issue of my campaign was strengthening public safety for all Nevadans. That’s why one of my proudest moments so far as governor was signing Senate Bill 143, which will close the background check loophole and cement the will of the voters into law. With this new law, we’re taking an important step to keep Nevada families safer by making it harder for potentially dangerous individuals to access a firearm.
Nevadans’ safety is my top priority, which is why, when I learned just a few weeks into my administration