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New Change to Nevada's Homeland Security Commission


As the world continues reeling from the recent terror attacks in Paris, Governor Brian Sandoval is taking steps to focus on homeland security. One new development is Sandoval appointed Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison  to Nevada’s Homeland Security Commission. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray caught up with Hutchison on the phone to learn more.

Nevada’s Homeland Security Commission was established by the state legislature back in 2003 in response to the September 11th terror attacks. Hutchinson says the goal of the commission is to protect Nevadans.

Sandoval also issued an order re-establishing the Homeland Security Working Group and will be appointing about 30 public safety experts and government representatives. This group will select projects eligible to receive federal funding and make recommendations to the state’s homeland security commission.

These developments come just after Sandoval wrote a letter to The White House asking President Barack Obama to review the Syrian refugee resettlement process and to not send any refugees to Nevada until they’ve been vetted.

Anh is a contributing editor for the KUNR news team and has been with the station since 2014. She is an alumna of the Boston University School of Public Health and Teachers College, Columbia University.