Advertisement

Nevada lawmakers begin emergency special session with cuts

Published: Jul. 8, 2020 at 8:10 PM PDT
Email this link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Legislature commenced its 31st special session to balance the state’s budget amid plummeting revenue projections and a growing stack of pandemic-related expenses on Wednesday.

With visitor volume down and unemployment up in Las Vegas - the state’s commercial hub - lawmakers began discussing budget cuts needed to overcome a projected $1.2 billion revenue shortfall.

The session will last until they reach an agreement. Gov. Steve Sisolak’s proposal would cut $233 million from the Department of Health and Human Services. In the Assembly, lawmakers deliberated over proposals to cut about $160 million from K-12 education, and $190 million from higher education from the state budget.

(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.)

Latest News

Latest News