Geoff Dornan
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December 14, 2007
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Schools, prisons must join in budget cuts

Gov. Jim Gibbons said Friday public schools will have to share the pain of state budget cuts.

But he said taking K-12, public safety and the Department of Corrections off the list of those excluded from reductions will mean significantly smaller cuts for every other state agency - just 4.5 percent instead of 8 percent.

To accomplish that, school districts will have to cut a total of $96.2 million from the more than $2 billion in state funds they are budgeted to receive.

Carson City School Superintendent Mary Pierczynski said she would reserve most of her comments until after superintendents …

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