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Lawmakers Put Money Where Mouths Are

(Carson City, NV) — Nevada lawmakers are showing solidarity with state workers who’ve been forced to take pay cuts.

The Senate and Assembly on Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution for lawmakers to voluntarily give 4.8 percent of their legislative salaries back to the state general fund.

Over the past two years, state workers took a 2.5 percent salary cut and were required to take furloughs. Combined, those cuts amounted to 4.8 percent.

Nevada lawmakers are paid for the first 60 days of the 120-day legislative session held every two years.

Their salary for the session amounts to $8,777.

Under the resolution, their pay cut for the session is about $421.

Legislators also receive a separate per diem allowance of $152 per day.

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