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June 27, 2008
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Special Delivery: Legislature adjourns after completing $1.2B in cuts

The 24th special session of the Nevada Legislature adjourned after just more than 12 hours Friday, balancing the state budget by making January's first round of reductions official and taking another $275 million out of the budget to match the latest shortfall projections.

Altogether, that reduces the budget approved by the 2007 Legislature by a total of $1.2 billion.

But the lawmakers did it without taking away the 4 percent cost-of-living raises the teachers and state workers were promised effective July 1. And they did it without taking the tobacco settlement money in trade for a one-time cash payment.

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