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WATCH: Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak extended interview during Legislative special session

Posted at 6:02 PM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 21:02:41-04

CARSON CITY (KTNV) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak issued the formal proclamation to call the Nevada Legislature into a special session on Wednesday to address the state's $1.2 million budget shortfall

The proclamation by the governor sets the agenda for the session and limits the business that may be considered by lawmakers while in a special session. Specifically, it outlines the actions the legislature may consider to address the budget shortfall.

“I am eager to work with our Nevada lawmakers on this difficult undertaking, and finalize the necessary reductions while prioritizing resources to protect Nevada’s residents as much as possible,” said Gov. Sisolak.

WATCH LIVE: Nevada Legislative special session underway to address massive budget shortfall

The Nevada Legislature started the special session Wednesday morning in what's the 31st special session in the state's history.

Gov. Sisolak spoke with 13 Action News Reporter Joe Bartels on Wednesday and discussed the special session along with the ongoing issues reported by many with Nevada's unemployment office.

Stay with 13 Action News for continued coverage from Carson City.