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Nevada lawmakers tackling budget crisis

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Nevada lawmakers tackling budget crisis

Nevada lawmakers tackling budget crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on Nevada's budget.

Day 2 of the state's special session is underway to fix the over $1B shortfall.

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SESSION IS UNDERWAY- TO FIXA BUDGET SHORTFALL THAT'S MORETHAN A BILLION DOLLARS.13 ACTION NEWS ANCHOR MARISSAKYNASTON HAS BEEN WATCHING THESESSION- AND JOINS US LIVE FROMGRANT SAWYER BUILDING WITH THELATEST.LAWMAKERS ARE GOING OVER ALLTHE NUMBERS- TRYING TO FIGUREOUT WHERE THE CUTS NEED TO BEMADE- BUT MOST LIKELY- EVERYSTATE AGENCY AND DEPARTMENTWILL FEEL THE IMPACT.IN YESTERDAYS SESSION- THEYTALKED ABOUT WAYS TO ADDRESSTHEHISTORIC ONE POINT TWO BILLIONDOLLAR SHORTFALL.SOME IDEAS- INCLUDED SLASHINGMEDICAID FUNDING.TODAY- THEY OPENED THE FLOOR TOPUBLICCOMMENT- ONE CALLER- JENNIESTOLES- IS AN AMPUTEE- AND SAYSSHE RELIES ON MEDICAID FOR HERPROSTHETIC LEG."NOT ONLY ARE YOU ASKING ME TOGIVE UP MY PROSTHETIC LEG,WHICH ALLOWS ME TO WORK, BUT TOGIVE UP LIFE SUSTAINING EFFORTSWE RELY ON"OTHER OPTIONS FOR THE BUDGETCUTS- INCLUDE HAVING EACH STATEAGENCY REDUCE THEIR BUDGET BYUP TO 14%.WHEN IT COMES TO THOSE BUDGETCUTS-HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES- ANDALSO PUBLIC EDUCATION- COULD BEIMPACTED THE MOST.MEMBERS OF TEACHERS UNIONS-EVEN PROTESTED OUTSIDE THECAPITOL YESTERDAY- ASKING THECUTS NOT BE MADE.SISOLAK SAYS HE HOPES THEFEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN HELP.BUT ANOTHER OPTION- WOULD BE TOINCREASE TAXES.NEW NUMBERS THIS MORNINGSHOW--- ONE- POINT-THREEMILLION AMERICANS FILED FORUNEMPLOYMENT LAST WEEK,




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