Budget cuts are hitting close to home for Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval. In the case of the Governor’s Mansion, they’re hitting the home itself. Sandoval is turning down a raise that would have upped his salary from $141,000 to about $149,500 per year. He also will take a 5 percent pay cut to coincide with the reduction he’s asking of state employees. He says he’ll donate the $7,000 in savings to the Kenny Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program and to the Nevada Office of Veterans Services. The Assembly Ways and Means committee, which held its first meeting Tuesday morning, also heard the budget for the governor’s 101-year-old mansion. Sandoval’s proposed budget calls for about $600,000 for maintenance, a slight drop from the $640,000 initially approved in the 2009-11 biennium.



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