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Nevada Democrats Unveil Education Proposals

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Democrats in the Nevada Legislature are touting an ambitious package of K-12 education priorities for the 2013 session that carries a price tag of at least $300 million.

At a news conference Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mo Denis of Las Vegas said many of the concepts are endorsed by Republicans and Gov. Brian Sandoval. But the battle will be over how to fund it all.

Senate and Assembly education committees were scheduled to hold a joint hearing later in the day on a bill that would require full-day kindergarten statewide. That alone could cost $71 million.

Other bills to be heard this week targets class sizes, pre-kindergarten and English language learning programs.

GOP Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson supports the ideals, but says paying for it is another matter. (AP)

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