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May 9, 2011
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Lawmakers approve state benefit cuts

Members of the Assembly Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees Monday reluctantly voted for the governor's recommended cuts to the Public Employee Benefits Program.

The move will save the state an estimated $85.2 million over the biennium, $54.5 million of that General Fund money.

It maintains the current state contribution of $680.84 per employee per month.

Total funding for the program will be $481.9 million in Fiscal 2012 and $487.5 million in 2013 - both slightly less than the $489 million this fiscal year.

The vote came after a majority of lawmakers rejected a plan by southern Nevada lawmakers …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated May 9, 2011 11:52PM Published May 9, 2011 11:29PM Copyright 2011 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.