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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada state treasurer is proposing an alternative to the governor's budget that he says is necessary to reflect the will of voters. Republican state Treasurer Dan Schwartz said his version of the budget came at the request of a group of Assembly and Senate Republicans upset with the governor's proposed $1.1 billion in tax increases and extensions.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Democratic state Sen. Debbie Smith says she's apprehensive but not in pain as she prepares for a Friday surgery to remove a brain tumor. Smith's daughter told the Reno Gazette-Journal that the surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston will determine whether Smith's tumor is cancerous. The longtime lawmaker said she learned she had a tumor last Thursday.

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Dozens of University of Nevada students protested against the state attorney general's backing of a lawsuit aimed at nullifying President Obama's executive actions blocking deportation of millions of immigrants in the country illegally. The school's Latino Student Advisory Board organized the letter to Attorney General Adam Laxalt that says the lawsuit filed with two dozen other states constitutes a "war on immigrants."

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment Corp. says it has hired former Hertz rental car CEO Mark Frissora to take over as chief executive, effective July 1. The casino company announced that longtime CEO Gary Loveman will remain chairman of Caesars Entertainment and Caesars Entertainment Operating Co., its division that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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