Governor Plans for Nevada's 150th Birthday

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed
an executive order to begin planning for the state's 150th birthday
bash in 2014.

The order signed Wednesday appoints Las Vegas Review-Journal
Publisher Bob Brown and northern Nevada consultant Neena Laxalt as co-chairman of the planning committee. Laxalt is the daughter of
Paul Laxalt, a former Nevada governor and U.S. senator.

Sandoval will also appoint five other members.

The committee will recommend a timeline of events and
activities, and apply for grants and sponsorships to help fund the

The executive order calls for the committee to submit a final
report to the governor a year from now so it can be presented to
the 2013 Legislature.

Nevada became a state on Oct. 31, 1864.

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