The Nevada Public Utilities Commission (PUC) decided to implement drastic changes that will not grandfather in the state's existing solar customer. This decision is at odds with public comments by all outside parties and the majority of customers who supported keeping in tact existing net metering rules. The following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, SEIA's Vice President of State Affairs, on Friday's decision
Legislation introduced by Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) called the Vulnerable Veterans Housing Reform Act (H.R. 1816) passed the House as part of H.R. 3700, the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act
U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) filed five amendments to the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 (S. 2012), a bipartisan energy bill focused on addressing national energy opportunities and challenges. It aims to save energy, increase domestic energy and mineral supplies, facilitate investment into critical infrastructure, improve grid security, and boost international trade. The Senate will resume consideration of this bill next week.
Stronger construction spending in the housing market is on the horizon in 2015 for Nevada, despite lingering foreclosures that need to be removed from bank books.
Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today voted in favor oF S.J. Res. 22, a resolution disapproving of the of the rule submitted by the Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the definition of “waters of the United States” under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced more than $19 million in funding to Nevada for investments in statewide improvement in local drinking water and wastewater infrastructure and the reduction of water pollution. Nevada’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) provides financing for municipal wastewater treatment projects, while the state’s Drinking Water SRF provides financial assistance for drinking water infrastructure improvements.
The following report highlights several important agenda items from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting. Videos of County Commission meetings are replayed regularly on WCTV (Charter Ch. 193). You may also watch videos on-demand online
The Nevada Housing Division (NHD) has been awarded the 2015 Trailblazer in Affordable Housing Award by Raymond James. The award honors the Division’s highly successful launch of the Home Is Possible homebuyer grant program.
Project Homeless Connect is free to attend for those people who are homeless or at risk for becoming homeless. Attendees will be able to check-in from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 17. During last year’s event, about 400 volunteers helped about 3,000 homeless/at-risk people receive help with food, clothing, grooming, housing, transportation, job readiness, health care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, child care, veterans assistance and legal services. A comprehensive census conducted in January revealed more than 7,500 homeless people staying in shelters or on the streets.
The classes are free but seating space is limited. Participants must call (702) 455-4696 to register for the classes. Dates for the bankruptcy and consumer rights seminar are Wednesday, Nov. 18, and Wednesday, Dec. 16, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The estate planning seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m
A joint press conference by Volunteers of America (VOA) Northern Nevada, the City of Reno, and Washoe County will take place outside the Men’s Shelter on the Community Assistance Center (CAC) campus
Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District released the following statement today on President Obama and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy's release of the final Clean Power Plan to establish the first-ever national standards to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants. The Clean Power Plan is landmark action to protect public health, reduce energy bills for households and businesses, create American jobs, and bring clean power to communities across the country
Dina Titus, Representative of Nevada’s First Congressional District and a Member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, announced $1.5 million in grants have been awarded by the Department of Labor to assist once-incarcerated veterans who are considered “at risk” of experiencing homelessness. U.S. Vets, located in Nevada’s First Congressional District, has been awarded $110,000 and is one of seven organizations across the nation to receive the “Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program” grant.
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The following report highlights several important agenda items from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Videos of County Commission meetings are replayed regularly on WCTV (Charter Ch. 193). You may also watch videos-on-demand online.