Lawmakers leave behind school vouchers, face budget dispute

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada lawmakers head into the final hours of the 2017 session facing a massive funding shortfall caused by the political fallout over a school voucher program.

Lawmakers have sent the bulk of the state budget to Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval.

But there is potential for a $290 million budget hole, and several high-profile bills remained in the legislative process on Sunday.

They are constitutionally mandated to close the session on Monday night.

Sandoval signed 19 bills on Saturday, including a policy outlawing questions about criminal charges and convictions on applications to work at state and local government facilities.

Another law requires all public and private school employees and volunteers, not just teachers and administrators, to report any suspicions of child abuse or neglect.

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