Gov. Jim Gibbons issued a proclamation Tuesday officially calling a special session of the Nevada Legislature Feb. 23.
The list of budget cuts included in the proclamation and backup documentation projects $12.4 million in savings and 136 layoffs by shutting down Nevada State Prison in Carson City.
But the list also includes several revenue raising proposals - the largest of which is elimination of numerous exemptions now allowed mining companies as offsets to the Net Proceeds of Minerals Tax. Those changes would generate an estimated $50 million this budget cycle - $25 million a year.
In addition, he called for …