Sisolak sets date for state of the state


FlagWill he call for raising the minimum wage?  Will he deviate from the budget left him by Brian Sandoval in any meaningful way? Will there be an innovative surprise initiative?

Will something interesting happen?

Will anyone watch?

By Jan. 16, Governor-elect Steve Sisolak will be governor-elect no more, but governor for real, and on that night he will deliver his very first state of the state address, his transition office announced Tuesday.

Local TV news stations traditionally have carried the speech live. It will also be streamed online at

Legislators (along with lobbyists, government officials, perhaps some courtiers) will be on hand for the hoopla, but they won’t show up in earnest until the legislative session starts, on Feb. 4.

The speech will be made from the Assembly Chamber of the Nevada Legislature in Carson City, a smallish community south of Reno where Nevada’s state capital inexplicably remains.

Hugh Jackson
Editor | Hugh Jackson has been writing about Nevada policy and politics for more than 20 years. He was editor of the Las Vegas Business Press, senior editor at the Las Vegas CityLife weekly newspaper, daily political commentator on the Las Vegas NBC affiliate, and wrote the then-groundbreaking Las Vegas Gleaner, which among other things was the only independent political blog from Nevada that was credentialed at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. He spent a few years as a senior energy and environmental policy analyst for Public Citizen, and has occasionally worked as a consultant on mining, taxation, education and other issues for Nevada labor and public interest organizations. His freelance work has been published in outlets ranging from the Guardian to Desert Companion to In These Times to the Oil & Gas Journal. For several years he also taught U.S. History courses at UNLV. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and then assistant managing editor at the Casper Star-Tribune, Wyoming’s largest newspaper.


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