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WATCH DAY 3: Nevada Legislative special session underway to address massive budget shortfall

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Posted at 7:33 AM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 16:36:09-04

CARSON CITY (KTNV) — The Nevada Legislature is meeting for a third day of the 31st Special Session to address the state's historic $1.2 billion budget shortfall. Scroll down for highlights and real-time updates.

On the table Friday is Senate Bill 2, which could possibly give some hope for struggling college students.

The bill would relax Millennium Scholarship requirements, meaning any students negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic could possibly be considered for the scholarship. The bill would affect more than 2,000 students who lost scholarship eligibility this spring. However, the bill could cost more than $2 million, draining the Millennium Scholarship program of their reserve funds, and putting the program's future in jeopardy.

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

WATCH LIVE

JULY 10
To watch the Nevada Assembly Chamber live on July 10, click here. Also, click here for the agenda.

To watch the Nevada Senate Chambers on July 10, click here.

JULY 9
To watch the Nevada Assembly Chamber live on July 9, click here.

To watch the Nevada Senate Chambers on July 9, click here.

DAY 2 AGENDAS

The agenda for today's Senate is as follows:

  1. K-12 Education
  2. Nevada System of Higher Education
  3. S.B. 1: Revises provisions relating to capital improvement projects.
  4. Public comment

Download July 9 Senate agenda here.

The agenda for today's Assembly is as follows:

  1. Public comment
  2. Department of Health and Human Services Budget Reduction Proposals
  3. Capital Improvement Plan Budget Reduction Proposals
  4. Public comment

Download July 9 Assembly agenda here.

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DAY 2 HIGHLIGHTS:

RE-WATCH DAY 2

Watch a replay of the Nevada Assembly on July 9 (part 1).

Watch a replay of the Nevada Assembly on July 9 (part 2).

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DAY 1 SESSION HIGHLIGHTS:

Outside of the Nevada State Capitol building on Wednesday (day 1), demonstrators gathered to protest cuts to education. 13 Action News Reporter Joe Bartels shared an update on Facebook around 1 p.m.:

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

DAY 1 AGENDA:

The agenda for today's meeting is as follows:

  1. Public Comment
  2. Overview of the General Fund Shortfall and Solutions to Address the Shortfall for the 2019-2021 Biennium
  3. Overview of Budget Reduction Proposals — Nevada Department of Education
  4. Overview of Budget Reduction Proposals — Nevada System of Higher Education

RE-WATCH DAY ONE

To watch the Nevada Assembly Chamber on July 8, click here.

To watch the Nevada Senate Chambers on July 8 click here.

Watch a replay of the Nevada Assembly during the start of the special session below (part 1).

Watch a replay of the Nevada Assembly during the start of the special session below (part 2).

Watch a replay of the Nevada Assembly during the start of the special session below (part 3).

Watch a replay of the Nevada Assembly during the start of the special session below (part 1).

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PREVIOUS COVERAGE:

Yesterday, Gov. Steve Sisolak issued the formal proclamation to call the session.

On Monday, the governor released his Nevada COVID-19 Fiscal Report, which includes information about the state’s budget and economy pre-pandemic and details the condensed timeframe in which the state had to respond to the public health, economic and fiscal crises that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the full report here.

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