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State agencies ask for $8.3B

State agencies have requested a total of $8.3 billion in funding for the coming biennium - a nearly $2 billion increase over the general fund budget approved by the 2009 Legislature.

The biggest increases in the agency requests released Friday come from the two largest consumers of general fund money: education and human services.

Public schools requested a 32-percent increase in funding for the coming biennium, which would raise their share of the total general fund from $2.5 billion this budget cycle to $3.3 billion. The university system is seeking a 25 percent increase from $954 million to $1.19 billion. …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Oct 16, 2010 01:45AM Published Oct 16, 2010 01:44AM Copyright 2010 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.