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June 3, 2013
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Lawmakers accidentally violate state Constitution

Inexperience reared its head in dramatic fashion on the Assembly floor Monday as members passed a major budget bill in violation of the Nevada Constitution. Ways and Means Chairman Maggie Carlton, D-Las Vegas, presented members with the Authorizations Act, which spells out how all non-general fund money in the budget will be spent over the coming two years. Then Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick, D-North Las Vegas, opened the voting roll. The problem? The Constitution requires that the K-12 education funding bill be passed before any other major budget bill. That measure hasn’t yet been sent to the floor by the Ways …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jun 4, 2013 08:39AM Published Jun 3, 2013 05:39PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.