Legislative Update: Week of May 1, 2017.

The League of Women Voters of Nevada is tracking the following hearing the week of May 1, 2017. 

The League offers an Advocacy Guide to navigate the legislative website at: https://lwvlvvblog.org/2017/01/22/lwvlvv-2017-advocacy-guide/

You can live-stream legislative hearings here: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Calendar/A/

You can watch archived hearings here: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Granicus/

If you are interested in turning your passion for an issue into real power, please find your local League of Women Voters chapter in Nevada:

League of Women of Northern Nevada:  www.lwvnn.org

League of Women of Southern Nevada: www.lwvlasvegasvalley.org

Monday May 1st

9:00 AM

Economic Forum

Agenda

  • Room 4100 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV.
  • Videoconferenced to Room 4412 of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV.

These economic experts review revenue streams that comprise the general fund and other state accounts the Governor and legislators use to manage the state budget.  Because Nevada’s budget must be balanced, with no deficit spending, the money allocated in each biennium must exactly match the Economic Forum’s revenue projections.

The Economic Forum met last in early December of 2016 and the Governor and his staff used its revenue projections to build the Governor’s budget.  The Economic Forum meeting on May 1st provides one last snapshot of our state’s economy before the legislature starts closing major budgets. 

If the projection is smaller than in December, cuts must occur.  If the projection is the same as December, the budget stays the same.  If the projection is higher than December, more money can be allocated, but negotiations will occur to decide where the money will go.

You can see all of the reports the Economic Forum commissioners will review on Monday here:

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/InterimCommittee/REL/Interim2015/Meeting/4793