LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- Before the Nevada Legislative session starts next week, members of the money committees are going through Gov. Brian Sandoval's budget proposal.
The Assembly Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees are dissecting the governor's $6.5 billion spending plan.
These advance hearings give them a chance to ask questions and see where the holes are.
Lawmakers say while there's still much work left to do, both sides seem to have pretty similar goals.
“I think that's a great sign,” said Assemblyman William Horne, D-Las Vegas, “and in the governor's budget, he's talking about things we're already talking about -- like education and jobs -- so we're not that far apart, and that is striking to me over what I've seen in the past.”
“I do think we're going to work together better than we have in the past,” said state Sen. Michael Roberson, R-Las Vegas. “And I think that’s going to foster an environment where we find common ground.”
The 2013 session starts on Monday in Carson City.