PHOTOS: After a day off legislators reconvene in the legislative building to continue to hash out details on mining taxes and fixing the state’s budget

After a Thursday hearing that went into the early morning hours, lawmakers did not convene Friday. They were scheduled to return Saturday afternoon to mounting tensions as GOP Sen. Keith Pickard walked back his rior promise to vote for a reduction in deductions mining companies could take if the increased revenue would go towards education.

It is Day 11, and they can only stay for 20 days.

The Nevada Independent’s David Calvert has once again captured scenes from the Legislature, inside and outside the building: here are some of the photos from today:

Nevada Independent reporter Riley Snyder speaks with Senator Julie Ratti inside the Legislature on the eleventh day of the 31st Special Session in Carson City on Saturday, July 18, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
State Senator Keith Pickard speaks with Minority Leader James Settelmeyer inside the Legislature on the eleventh day of the 31st Special Session in Carson City on Saturday, July 18, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Assembly members help Legislative janitorial staff pick up flip-flop sandals inside the Legislature on the eleventh day of the 31st Special Session in Carson City on Saturday, July 18, 2020. The sandals were placed inside the Legislature by Assembly members to protest Senator Keith Pickard. After Legislative staff was asked to pick up the sandals, the Assembly members joined the janitorial crew to pick them up. According to multiple Assembly members, the more than 300 sandals will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada in Carson City. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Assemblywoman Selena Torres and her Assembly colleagues help Legislative janitorial staff pick up flip-flop sandals inside the Legislature on the eleventh day of the 31st Special Session in Carson City on Saturday, July 18, 2020. The sandals were placed inside the Legislature by Assembly members to protest Senator Keith Pickard. After Legislative staff was asked to pick up the sandals, the Assembly members joined the janitorial crew to pick them up. According to multiple Assembly members, the more than 300 sandals will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada in Carson City. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
A member of the Legislative janitorial staff picks up flip-flop sandals inside the Legislature on the eleventh day of the 31st Special Session in Carson City on Saturday, July 18, 2020. The sandals were placed inside the Legislature by Assembly members to protest Senator Keith Pickard. After Legislative staff was asked to pick up the sandals, the Assembly members joined the janitorial crew to pick them up. According to multiple Assembly members, the more than 300 sandals will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada in Carson City. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
A member of the Legislative janitorial crew cleans a railing inside the Legislature on the eleventh day of the 31st Special Session in Carson City on Saturday, July 18, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Flip-flop sandals lead to Senator Keith Pickard’s office inside the Legislature on the eleventh day of the 31st Special Session in Carson City on Saturday, July 18, 2020. More than 300 sandals were placed inside the legislature by members of the Assembly to protest Senator Pickard. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
From left, Assemblymen, Alexander Aseffa, Edgar Flores and Glen Leavitt inside the Legislature on the eleventh day of the 31st Special Session in Carson City on Saturday, July 18, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Assemblywomen Sandra Jauregui, front, and Sarah Peters, back, along with a handful of other Assembly members, place more than 300 flip-flop sandals inside the Legislature to protest Senator Keith Pickard on the eleventh day of the 31st Special Session in Carson City on Saturday, July 18, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Inside the Senate chambers at the Legislature on the eleventh day of the 31st Special Session in Carson City on Saturday, July 18, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
From left, state Senators Yvanna Cancela, Ben Kieckhefer and Heidi Seevers-Gansert talk inside the Legislature on the eleventh day of the 31st Special Session in Carson City on Saturday, July 18, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
A Black Lives Matter supporter wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey outside the Legislature on the eleventh day of the 31st Special Session in Carson City on Saturday, July 18, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Annette Magnus, executive director of Battle Born Progress, wears a chicken suit to protest Senator Keith Pickard outside the Legislature on the eleventh day of the 31st Special Session in Carson City on Saturday, July 18, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Blue Lives Matter supporters protest outside the Legislature on the eleventh day of the 31st Special Session of the in Carson City on Saturday, July 18, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Black Lives Matter supporters protest outside the Legislature on the eleventh day of the 31st Special Session in Carson City on Saturday, July 18, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Assemblyman Jim Wheeler enters the Legislature on the eleventh day of the 31st Special Session in Carson City on Saturday, July 18, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)