Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons Wednesday issued a news release responding to what he described as criticism of budget cut proposals he made earlier in the week, in advance of the Legislature's special session next week.

Highlights of the proposal include 10% across-the-board cuts to most departments, which will mean the monthly unpaid furlough day most employees are already required to take will be for 10 hours instead of 8, effectively cutting pay even more.

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