August 20, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - With just days remaining in the 2013 Nevada Legislature, control of Senate was up in the air when Democrat Joyce Woodhouse flew home to Henderson to be with her ill husband.
Woodhouse's departure Friday night leaves the upper chamber in 10-10 partisan split.
Under Senate rules, Republican Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki can only cast a tie-breaking vote on procedural matters, not final passage of a bill.
Bills that end in a tie vote fail.
Lawmakers are scrambling to process and finalize budget bills. The Legislature must adjourn by midnight Monday.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.