When the City of Henderson accepted $29.6 million from Clark County’s $295 million share of CARES Act money, it agreed to “comply with all applicable federal laws, regulations, executive orders, policies, procedures and directives.”
But a rally held by President Donald Trump violated Gov. Steve Sisolak’s COVID-19 directive limiting gatherings to no more than 50 people.
This week, Sisolak said he’s looking into Trump’s outdoor rally in Douglas County and whether it violated the county’s agreement to follow state directives in exchange for CARES Act funds, but the governor made no mention of the Henderson event.
Counties larger than 500,000, such as Clark County, bypassed the state and received money directly from the Treasury Department.
Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom says Henderson didn’t violate the agreement.
“No, they fined the business,” he said of the $3,000 levy assessed by the city against Xtreme Manufacturing. “It’s Henderson, of course.”