October 20, 2014
State Sen. Bob Coffin has dropped his bid for a Legislative Commission lawsuit over Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons' authority to make million of dollars in cuts in government spending because of a downturn in tax collections.
Instead, Coffin, D-Las Vegas, hopes to persuade the Legislative
Commission to authorize a study on the powers of the governor and
the Legislature when it comes to cutting budgets when the lawmakers
aren't in regular session.
The change in direction came after a face-off between Coffin and
the commission chairman, Sen. Randolph Townsend, R-Reno, failed to
materialize at Wednesday's commission meeting. Townsend said the
issue should be taken up by the 2009 Legislature.
Information from: Las Vegas Sun, http://www.lasvegassun.com
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