Clock ticking for Nevada Democrats to pass major reforms

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Democrats face a looming end-of-session deadline as they push to pass key bills that would overhaul the state’s education funding formula, cut a growing prison population and give collective bargaining rights to state workers.

Lawmakers entered the final full week of the 2019 legislative session on Monday amid a contentious budget process and criticism from a Las Vegas-area teacher’s union that education funding falls short of what schools need.

Eric Herzik is a political science professor at the University of Nevada, Reno and says the amount of major and wide-ranging policy bills that have yet to be passed is unusual, even if the final days of the session are often hectic.

He says “they’re going to have a real busy last week.”

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