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Students from the Owyhee Combined School, located on the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation in northeastern Nevada, attend a press conference outside the Legislature on Thursday, April 27, 2023, in Carson City. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent).

Bill to replace crumbling Owyhee school requires county contribution, could help other districts

On Wednesday, lawmakers heard and voted to advance a bill that would appropriate $64.5 million to replace the Owyhee Combined School on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation in northeastern Nevada.


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Budget committee splits on party lines over $2 billion K-12 boost

Even as lawmakers from both political parties have sought to claim credit for a $2 billion increase to the state’s biennial K-12 spending, the full joint legislative budget committee split along party lines (15-7) on Thursday in a vote to approve the formal allocation of those new dollars. 

Nevada colleges plan bigger construction asks amid budget surplus

In the wake of budget projections showing the state will have $251 million more than expected, colleges and universities are angling for more. On the top of that list is additional funding for capital improvements — massive, multimillion dollar construction projects that range from new, state-of-the-art lab space to entire new campuses. 

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