November 22, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has vetoed
AB183, a bill that would have allowed school districts to tap bond
reserve accounts to fund school improvement projects.
In his veto message Monday, Sandoval said the bill has merit but if allowed to stand would result in deeper operational cuts that would cost 5,000 teachers their jobs.
It is the first veto of Sandoval's administration.
AB183 passed along party lines and was pushed by Democratic
Assemblywoman Debbie Smith of Sparks. It would have allowed school districts to keep lower amounts in accounts to pay off school bonds and to use the money for capital improvements.
The Republican governor is eying the same pot of money for school operations, and has said the bill would have left a $300 million hole in his budget.