Union: State Workers' Budget Share 'Punch in the Stomach'Gov. Brian Sandoval drew the quiet ire of state workers Wednesday for dragging his feet on an additional 1-percent pay increase, bringing the annual total to 3 percent, when they had asked for 10 percent to make up for more than a decade of nearly stagnant pay.
Nevada Lawmakers Reach Budget Deal, Revive Insulin BillNevada lawmakers approved a final budget deal Sunday night that would levy marijuana taxes, send more money to public education and avoid a massive funding shortfall — one day ahead of the Legislature's final deadline.
Nevada Hiring Fewer Employee ConsultantsState agencies in Nevada appear to be cutting back significantly on the practice of hiring state employees as consultants since the 2011 Legislature wrote new rules cracking down on the often higher-priced outside work.
State Releases Tax And Spend ReportA report outlining the actions taken by the 2011 Legislature to finalize Nevada's two-year, $6.2 billion general fund operating budget that took effect July 1, including approval of $1.1 billion in additional revenues, has been published by the Legislative Counsel Bureau.
Dems Present Their State Budget TodayLegislative Democrats will present their own budget plan for the state today.

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