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Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro and Assembly Speaker Steve Yeager address reporters during a joint press conference focused on major budget bills at the Legislature in Carson City on May 25, 2023. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)

Democrats, Lombardo trade threats amid budget stalemate

In the face of the governor’s veto threat, Democratic lawmakers quickly moved the five major bills used to implement the state budget through the Legislature, seeking to get a budget approved, a chief responsibility of the lawmaking body, just days before sine die.


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Democrats, Lombardo point fingers as state worker pay bill stalls

With the clock ticking to the end of the fiscal year in June, a state worker pay bill remains in legislative limbo — a stall that Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro (D-Las Vegas), the bill’s sponsor, says has come because the governor's staff has indicated they are unable to implement it.

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