Special session enters day 2, lawmakers tackle $1.2B budget shortfall

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada lawmakers will resume work Thursday on balancing the state’s budget amid plummeting revenue projects.

Lawmakers began discussing budget cuts on Wednesday. Currently, there is a $1.2 billion revenue shortfall.

You can watch the Assembly chambers at this link.

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.

The special session will continue until an agreement is reached.

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