Nevada governor asks for budget cut scenarios

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Posted: Dec 03, 2009 11:04 AM

Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons has asked agency heads for plans to reduce their budgets by 1.4 percent and 3 percent in light of continued revenue shortfalls.

The governor is weighing whether to call a special legislative session to deal with the state's growing budget woes.

Nevada's fiscal problems were emphasized this week by a report that showed taxable sales fell nearly 18 percent in September, the 11th straight month of double-digit declines.

For the first three months of the fiscal year that began July 1, total revenues are down about $56 million over projections made by the Economic Forum.

Gibbons spokesman Dan Burns says the governor also is considering calling a meeting of forum members, though no meeting has been set.


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