Budget Battle Continuing in Carson City

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - With the end of the Legislature looming, the battle for the budget is continuing in Carson City.

Nevada Democratic and Republican lawmakers were due to talk again Tuesday with Gov. Brian Sandoval after with a top Sandoval aide said late Monday the administration and legislators were about
$300 million away from an agreement.

Sandoval has pledged no new taxes in his $6.1 billion two-year spending plan.

Negotiations continued through the Memorial Day holiday weekend after the Nevada Supreme Court ruled last week the state can't siphon money from local agencies and governments.

Officials put the effect of the ruling at about $656 million.

Talks are focusing on temporary taxes set to expire June 30 worth roughly $679 million.

Time is running out. The Legislature ends at 1 a.m. June 7.

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