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Sandoval to make full agency budget requests public next week

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Governor Brian Sandoval greets guests before delivering the keynote address during the Governor’s Conference on Small Business at the Orleans on Friday, November 2, 2012.

Gov. Brian Sandoval will release his full agency budget requests, his chief of staff said Thursday afternoon, reversing his administration's position a day after the Las Vegas Sun revealed millions of dollars in agency spending requests were being kept confidential.

Gerald Gardner, in an interview, said he anticipated that "items for special consideration" — which had exceeded his office's budget cap — would be released "no later than next Friday."

He said Sandoval's review of the budget requests "was nearing completion." Gardner said Sandoval has maintained that he did not want to release those supplemental budget requests while the administration was still reviewing them.

He said that the office maintains it has complied with the law requiring agency budget requests to be made public on Oct. 15. Past administrations had interpreted that law to include the items for special consideration that Sandoval had originally kept secret. But, he said, "we don't want to get into a legal debate."

The Las Vegas Sun on Wednesday filed a public records request with the governor's office requesting access to the full budget requests.

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