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School Funding Won’t Be on Special Session Agenda After All

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada lawmakers meeting for a special session next week won’t try to fix education funding problems after all.

Gov. Brian Sandoval said Thursday that legislators will focus solely on a proposed hotel tax increase to fund an NFL stadium, a convention center expansion and more police officers in the Las Vegas area.

That’s a change from Wednesday, when he said they’d also consider adjusting the hotel tax to temporarily cover a projected shortfall in public education funding.

Sandoval already said lawmakers won’t be trying to fix constitutional flaws with the voucher-style Education Savings Account program, which would allow parents to use public education dollars for private school tuition.

The special session begins Monday, but it’s unclear how long it will last.

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