September 17, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Teachers and parents are urging Democrats to
reject Republican Gov. Jim Gibbons' proposed cuts in education.
More than 600 people attended a rally Saturday at Chaparral High School in Las Vegas.
Protesters carried signs reading "A pay cut is a tax increase" and "Will teach for food." Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley and state Senate Majority Steven Horsford, both Democrats, addressed the group.
Gibbons is seeking a 6 percent pay cut for teachers and an 15 percent decrease in spending on K-12 education compared to current levels.
The rally was organized by the Clark County Education Association, the teachers' union.
Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com
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