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.