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January 16, 2013
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Sandoval proposes $6.5B general fund budget

(AP) - Gov. Brian Sandoval unveiled a $6.5 billion general fund budget proposal Wednesday that relies on extending taxes that would otherwise expire and diverting money from designated accounts to support basic state services.

About $649 million in the proposal comes from extending several taxes that would otherwise expire June 30. Combined with taking money from the state highway fund and a supplemental school account, along with continued prepayment of mining taxes, Sandoval's budget relies on $1.2 billion in extending taxes or diverting money to balance his budget.

Sandoval's spending plan is $342 million, or a little more than 5 …

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