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April 28, 2013
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Legislature Analysis Lawmakers don’t divulge details of budget work sessions

The Nevada Legislature’s money committees held two major hearings last week to discuss options and the decisions they have to make in resolving budgets that make up half of state General Fund spending — K-12 schools and higher education. But to most everyone in the audiences at both hearings, the discussion was anything but enlightening. It was, in fact, opaque since the documents lawmakers and staff were working from and referring to were not available to the public, the press or university and school district officials. Those “Budget Highlights” are specifically deemed confidential in state statute. And the testimony during …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated May 4, 2013 03:05PM Published Apr 28, 2013 01:52AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.