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Nevada proposes cuts to education, hopes for federal relief

The Nevada Legislature building is located in Carson City, Nevada
Posted at 9:37 PM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 09:57:49-05

CARSON CITY (AP) — The governor of Nevada released a budget proposal for the upcoming two years that includes steep cuts to education and increased spending on health care.

Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak and his staff said better-than-expected revenue projections and federal relief allowed the state to avoid proposing more severe cuts anticipated earlier in 2020.

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The two-year budget is $500 million less than Sisolak proposed in 2019, but more than the revised budget implemented over the summer.

Due to Nevada's heavy reliance on the tourism industry and lack of a state income tax, the state has been among the hardest hit by the pandemic.