Bigger Education Cuts Irk Nev. Lawmakers
Legislative leaders said Wednesday they will try to minimize the blow of bigger budget cuts to public schools proposed by Gov. Jim Gibbons to help close an $880 million budget shortfall.
Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley, D-Las Vegas, said the additional 1.75 percent salary cut on top of 10 percent across the board already proposed by the Republican governor would mean thousands of teacher layoffs and 50-student class sizes in high schools.
"What you're dealing with there is nothing but crowd control," said Lynn Warne, president of the Nevada State Education Association, which represents...
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