Sisolak not attending the presidential inauguration


Wade Vandervort

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak speaks at the East Las Vegas Voter Activation Center on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

Mon, Jan 18, 2021 (2:22 p.m.)

CARSON CITY — Gov. Steve Sisolak is not planning to attend President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday.

The Democratic governor's office said in a statement that because of the pandemic and Sisolak's scheduled State of the State address on Tuesday he will not travel to attend the ceremony in Washington.

“The governor and his office have been in touch with the President-elect’s transition team on a number of topics and the governor looks forward to a close, productive" and collaborative relationship with the new administration, the statement said.

The governor's office also says Sisolak “sends his best” to Biden and his White House team.

Sisolak's State of the State address is being prerecorded and released Tuesday night. He's also releasing his budget proposal this week.

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