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As End Of Session Approaches, Lawmakers Work On State Budget

As the 2019 legislative session nears its conclusion, lawmakers continue to work on finalizing a two-year budget for the state. 

The Nevada Independent reports that four of the five bills implementing the state’s $8.8 billion budget were introduced Thursday.

Those bills would authorize spending for all state agencies, construction and repair projects as part of the capital improvements program, state worker pay, and appropriations. 

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The remaining budget bill, which will fund the state’s school budget account, is expected to be introduced sometime Friday.

Nevada’s constitution requires that lawmakers approve funding for K-12 education before any other budget bill or appropriation.