Brian Sandoval

Things to Know: Nevada governor's budget plan

Gov. Brian Sandoval's two-year budget proposal includes significant new money for state universities and community colleges, K-12 education, veterans, prisons, state workers and Nevada's park system.

The $8.1 billion blueprint, an increase of nearly 11 percent from the current budget, includes only one new tax — a 10 percent excise tax on retail sales of recreational marijuana.

Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford said in the Democratic response his party will oppose the Republican governor's plans to spend $60 million on a private school voucher program when the 2017 Legislature convenes on Feb. 6.

Here's some key things to know about the new budget...

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