Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter
The Assembly Republican Caucus has issued a letter to Governor Steve Sisolak asking him not to shut down Nevada’s businesses again.
The letter, dated Nov. 18, asks Sisolak not to follow other states around the country that are imposing tighter COVID-19 restrictions
“Stricter restrictions will once again lead to declining sales and revenue for local businesses and an increase in unemployment – our state simply cannot afford this,” the letter states.
The letter cites a recent study that found that 60 percent of business closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic are permanent and says that Nevada’s Unemployment Insurance system was inefficient and insecure, resulting in fraudulent jobless claims.
“A new blanket government shutdown threatens the livelihood of many Nevadans who are still trying to recover from the first mandatory shutdown,” the letter states. “Nonetheless, Assembly Republicans have remained focused on helping Nevadans through this time of crisis. If we want our state to recover and to make a comeback, we must focus on keeping Nevada open for business in a safe and responsible manner.”
The letter is signed by 15 Assembly Republicans, led by Assembly Republican Leader Robin Titus, the District 38 representative who represents Lyon County.Letter-to-Governor-Sisolak-11-18-20