BRENDAN RILEY
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April 30, 2009
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Bill restricts consultant hiring

The Nevada Assembly voted Wednesday for a bill aimed at blocking unwarranted use of high-priced consultants by state government agencies.

Assemblywoman Debbie Smith, D-Sparks, said her AB463, now moving to the state Senate for final legislative action, is needed to "ensure every tax dollar is being spent in the most effective and cost-efficient way."

Smith said that while working on the bill she discovered that many state agency contracts, going back several years and adding up to millions of dollars, had been made without sufficient accountability or oversight.

The lawmaker also said she attended a workshop run by state-hired consultants …

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