“It’s time to deliver,” he said. “And that’s what I’m going to do.”
Sisolak made dozens of promises in interviews, forums and television ads during the 2018 gubernatorial campaign, and made even more promises in his State of the State addresses delivered before the 2019 and 2021 legislative sessions. Heading into the 2022 midterms, Sisolak is likely to lean heavily on his first-term accomplishments — telling reporters last month that he was “damn proud” of the 2021 Legislature.
But just how closely did Sisolak stick to promises he made on the campaign trail and during his first three years in office?
The Nevada Independent has tracked the status of more than 50 promises made by Sisolak through the Sisolak Promise Tracker, a feature launched before the 2019 Legislature and one that has been regularly updated through the governor’s first term.
Thanks in large part to Democratic majorities in the Legislature, Sisolak was able to fulfill more than two-thirds of the promises included in the Sisolak Promise Tracker during his time in office. Those included many big-ticket items — finally updating the decades-old K-12 funding formula, giving state workers the right to collectively bargain, raising the minimum wage and boosting Medicaid reimbursement rates, among many others.
But not everything promised by Sisolak has come to fruition — we tracked 11 promises that ultimately failed, with another five compromised and two considered “in progress.” Categories of failed promises ran the gamut — including four campaign-finance-related pledges stemming from a 2018 fight with Democratic primary rival Chris Giunchigliani, creation of a pilot “baby box” program and a pledge to continue reducing