SAN FRANCISCO — After a sometime acrimonious six-day special session, Nevada lawmakers adjourned in the wee hours of Monday after passing legislation to bring the budget back into balance.

The state has been hammered by the recession and one of the nation’s worst real estate markets. It faced what Gov. Jim Gibbons estimated as an $887 million shortfall on a two-year general fund budget in the $6 billion range.

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