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RENO, Nev. (AP) — Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval is asking lawmakers from his own party who oppose his proposed budget to come up with a better plan to help the state and its struggling education system. Sandoval's challenge follows remarks by Republican Assemblywoman Michele Fiore that she has 12 of 15 votes needed to block his budget in the chamber over concerns about tax increases. His budget includes $1.1 billion in new and extended taxes.
ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A bigger share of the money hunters pay for Nevada elk tags could be used to compensate ranchers and others for property damage caused by elk herds under a new proposal backed by state wildlife officials. Currently, only $5 of each elk tag can be devoted to mitigation. The Elko Daily Free Press reports that cap would be doubled to $10 under the measure.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Opponents of a $200 million soccer stadium in downtown Las Vegas have turned in about 8,400 signatures in support of a ballot initiative blocking public funding for the project. The 24,000-seat stadium is being designed to host a professional soccer team if the developers win a Major League Soccer franchise.
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Newly elected members of the Navajo Nation Council are meeting in their first regular session this week. The first order of business is selecting someone to lead the tribe's legislative branch. The council has been without a permanent speaker since Johnny Naize resigned last April, months after he was charged in a criminal case alleging he misused tribal funds
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