Federal agency says states can expand, later reduce Medicaid under ACA

By Sean Whaley, Nevada News Bureau CARSON CITY – States do not face any deadline for deciding whether to expand their Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act and will be able to expand coverage and then later choose to reduce it, federal officials told Governing magazine on Monday. Cindy Mann, deputy director for the […]

Nevada Division of Insurance: How to read your home insurance policy

NDOI NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY – When it’s time to file a claim, you turn to your insurance company. When you file a claim, your insurance company turns to your policy. This is because insurance policies are legally binding contracts between you and the insurance company. They dictate what your insurance company covers, how it […]

Urban Watershed Awareness Day needs volunteers

On Saturday, August 18, the Truckee Meadows Watershed Committee (a partnership between the Cities of Reno and Sparks and Washoe County) and Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB), will hold a volunteer-based urban watershed storm drain stenciling day, focusing on protecting the Truckee River from urban pollution. To volunteer for Urban Watershed Awareness Day please contact […]

USDA guarantees loan to support development of biofuels facility capable of creating energy from solid waste

USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT NEWS RELEASE Plant to cut landfill deposits, create nearly 500 jobs WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a $105 million loan guarantee to Fulcrum Sierra BioFuels, LLC to finance development of a ground-breaking facility to convert municipal solid waste into advanced biofuels. The project will help reduce the nation’s dependence […]

Nevada Medicaid providers incentivized to use electronic Health Records

Carson City, NV – The Division of Health Care Financing and Policy (DHCFP) is pleased to announce the launch of the Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program for Nevada providers.   Nevada Medicaid, together with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), is in the process of implementing the provisions of the American Recovery and […]

Healthy Communities Coalition to meet in Dayton, Virginia City, Silver City

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HCC NEWS RELEASE The Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey will hold its public meetings in three different communities in August, September and October. In addition to special presentations each month on topics like education, broadband access, food security and positive youth development, other items of regional interest are discussed at Coalition meetings including […]

Democrats outdo GOP in voter registration in July

By Sean Whaley, Nevada News Bureau CARSON CITY – Democrats continued to outpace their Republican counterparts in voter registration efforts in July, the Secretary of State’s office reported this week. Democrats registered 8,121 active voters, while Republicans registered 3,705 active voters. Active registered nonpartisans increased by 4,946 during the same time period. Of the 1,096,782 […]

Sandoval dedicates road project linking capital to interstate freeway system

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By Sean Whaley, Nevada News Bureau CARSON CITY – Gov. Brian Sandoval and a host of elected officials and dignitaries joined in dedicating the new I-580 freeway connecting the capital to Reno today, although motorists won’t get to drive on the 8.4-mile stretch of new roadway until mid-August. The final piece of freeway linking the […]

Obamacare gives women preventive services with no out-of-pocket costs

CMS NEWS RELEASE Forty-seven million women are getting greater control over their health care and access to eight new prevention-related health care services without paying more out of their own pocket beginning today, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced. Previously some insurance companies did not cover these preventive services for women at all […]

Ostrovsky and Associates merges with The Ferraro Group

FERRARO GROUP NEWS RELEASE The Ferraro Group, a Nevada public relations and public affairs company with offices in Las Vegas, Reno and Carson City, has announced that Robert Ostrovsky has merged his lobbying firm, Ostrovsky and Associates, with The Ferraro Group effective today. Ostrovsky, one of the capital’s most respected and experienced lobbyists since 1981, […]

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