Nev. budget head: No decision on special session

AP News
Posted: Nov 11, 2009 11:30 AM

Nevada Budget Director Andrew Clinger says any decision on whether a special legislative session is needed to balance the state's books won't be made until the end of the month, at the earliest.

Clinger on Tuesday said Gov. Jim Gibbons will wait at least until a full quarter of revenue reports is in before deciding if a special session is necessary.

September's taxable sales report will be released later this month. August marked the 10th straight month of double-digit declines. September's casino win report released Tuesday showed gambling revenue fell 9 percent from the same month a year ago.

Officials also want to analyze revenue from new fees and taxes imposed by the 2009 Legislature.