Chancellor Rogers Says "No" to Gibbons' Budget Cut Request

Nevada's university system chancellor says he's not going along with Gov. Jim Gibbons' request to come up with a plan to save money.

Rogers said he doesn't think the system will be forced by Gibbons to slice 5 percent, or $64 million, from its budget, as the governor has requested.

"I don't think that'll happen," Rogers said Wednesday. "I think that this is no time to panic."

Prompted by concerns that the state's revenue won't meet expectations, Gibbons has asked various government agencies to come up with plans to reduce spending.

Rogers said he suggested to Gibbons that he call a special session of the Legislature to raise taxes to cover any revenue shortfall, but the governor rejected the idea.

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