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Gov. Sisolak to prerecord 2021 State of the State address

Will air on Jan. 19
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Posted at 5:22 PM, Jan 05, 2021

CARSON CITY (KTNV) — Gov. Steve Sisolak has announced his second State of the State address will air at 6 p.m. on Jan. 19.

The governor's office says due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and current surge, the State of the State will be pre-recorded and aired to avoid an increased risk of spread.


As required by NRS 353.230(4), the governor will submit the proposed recommended budget to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau for transmittal to legislative members on Jan. 18. Breaking from tradition, the governor will provide legislators, the media, and the public with a summary of his recommended budget prior to the airing of his speech on the 19th.

“This State of the State will undoubtedly look different than any prior State of the State in Nevada history. My recommended budget will represent where we are as a result of the COVID-19 emergency, and my State of the State will highlight where we are going,” said Gov. Sisolak. “Despite the tough circumstances we face as a result of this historic pandemic, I’m eager to share all the reasons we have to be optimistic about our future. Nevadans have always shown grit in the face of adversity, and I’m confident we’ll recover from this crisis. I know it can be done. The resilience of Nevadans should never be doubted.”

Check back with 13 Action News on Jan. 19 for a livestream of the speech.

The governor's office says more details on how to watch the State of the State will be released prior to Jan. 19.