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Updated: 5/01/2013 10:23 pm
CARSON CITY, Neva. (KSNV & MyNews3) -- State lawmakers found out today they have $44 million in new revenue to spend over the next two years.

News 3's capitol correspondent Mackenzie Warren was there for the big announcement. Now the question is how will it get spent?

Gov. Brian Sandoval wants the money to go toward education but lawmakers will have no problem going through that money.

There is just one month left and the money grab is on and one of the richest men in the world, Steve Wynn, is weighing in on how lawmakers should do their job.

Governor Brian Sandoval today made the following statement after the Economic Forum made their projections for the biennium:

“Today’s news from the Economic Forum is a sign that we have made progress in creating jobs, diversifying our economy and getting Nevadans working again. As a result of our efforts, today’s Forum projected $44 million in additional revenue.


“In keeping with the priorities of my proposed budget, I will propose that the $44 million increase be directed to K-12 education, health and human services, economic development and the rainy day fund. Investing in our state’s children and citizens while continuing to diversify and expand our economy remains my highest priority. While today’s news is positive, it is also a reminder that we must continue working to diversify our economy, bring new jobs to our state and expand the promise of opportunity for all Nevadans.”


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