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Governor and staff continue work on new state budget

By ThisIsReno


CARSON CITY — Governor Jim Gibbons and his staff continue working on a new state budget that will incorporate the essential services required by the citizens of Nevada. While there are periodic signs Nevada is poised to pull out of its economic doldrums, Governor Gibbons is required by the Nevada Constitution to create a balanced budget. That will require using dramatically reduced revenue figures, which will in turn, reduce state spending on all but essential services to citizens.

Governor Gibbons has already pledged to work closely with whichever candidate for governor is elected in November. “I have promised a smooth transition in the Governor’s Office because the people of Nevada deserve nothing less,” Governor Gibbons said.

Governor Gibbons also continues his recovery and rehabilitation from injuries and surgery after a horse riding accident September 21, 2010. The Governor moved back into the mansion in Carson City from Renown Regional Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Unit over the weekend. Governor Gibbons is still dealing with mobility issues, and will be using a wheelchair or walker for the next several weeks. The Governor is also scheduled for several weeks of out-patient therapy. He will continue to conduct state business from his office at the mansion and attend important state meetings via teleconference.