Day Six: Live Coverage of Special Session |

Day Six: Live Coverage of Special Session

Brian Duggan and Geoff Dornan
Nevada Appeal Capital Bureau
Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons talks with his Deputy Chief of Staff Lynn Hettrick before a meeting Saturday night, Feb. 27, 2010, with Republican lawmakers, in Carson City, Nev.. After hours-long meetings, lawmakers may be close to a deal on solving the nearly $900 million budget shortfall. (AP Photo/Nevada Appeal, Cathleen Allison) MAGS OUT; NO SALES

Lawmakers continued to caucus Sunday morning after Senate and Assembly leadership reached a tentative deal with Gov. Jim Gibbons Saturday night following hours of meetings.

Among some of the major compromises in the deal would be a 6.9 percent cut to education, down from the governor’s recommended 10 percent and up from Assembly Democrat’s 5 percent.

The Nevada State Prison also wouldn’t close under the brokered deal, which still hadn’t been drafted by early afternoon Sunday.

The governor has also asked lawmakers to end the 26th special session by midnight tonight, but the Legislature contends they can end the session when they want.

Follow updates from the Legislature today as reporters Brian Duggan and Geoff Dornan report live from the Nevada capital.