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WATCH: Nevada lawmakers to discuss bill with Gov. Sisolak's proposed budget cuts Wednesday afternoon

Posted at 7:29 AM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 16:37:43-04

Lawmakers continue to discuss what cuts to make to fill our $1.2 billion shortfall at the special legislative session in Carson City, with Assembly Bill 3 on the agenda for the first time on Wednesday.

AB3 contains the vast majority of state budget cuts proposed by Gov. Steve Sisolak.

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Legislators have the option of adding reductions, removing reductions, or changing reduction amounts for any line item in Gov. Sisolak's proposal, including cuts to K-12 Education and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Members of the Nevada State Assembly will consider the bill at 1:45 p.m. You can watch a live stream of the Assembly Chambers here once that discussion begins.

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Once the Assembly has come to a consensus and AB3 is passed, if it passes at all, the Senate will have to make similar considerations.

If passed without change, the bill will head to Gov. Sisolak's desk for a final signature.

Tuesday, lawmakers passed a resolution to ask the federal government for more help with our state's budget crisis.

They are hoping that if our state gets more relief money, it will protect things like public health and education from seeing huge budget cuts.

This story will be updated with more information as it becomes available. The Nevada State Legislature also provides live streams for both the Assembly and Senate chambers here.