Jim Bagwell
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February 25, 2011
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Jim Bagwell: Legislature has a lot to get to in not a lot of time

Washoe County, Reno and Sparks government leaders testified before the Legislature's Governmental Affairs Committee asking, if not begging, that the state not cut deeper into local government funding. Each set of leaders told of how they have cut, slashed and trimmed their respective budgets including personnel layoffs of 16 percent to 30 percent to meet their budget shortfalls.

School leaders continue to lobby the public concerning their budgetary plight. I have always found it interesting that they always attempt to sway the public with their viewpoint before they bring their plan to the Legislature. It is convenient to blame low …

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