PHOTOS: More scenes from Carson City as lawmakers move into another day of the special session

The halls of the Legislature remained quiet but the stakes high as lawmakers, essential staff and a handful of journalists followed efforts to fix a $1.2 billion shortfall in the state's budget.

On Tuesday, the seventh day of a special session, the most passion came out in discussions about a non-binding resolution urging Congress and the president to release more federal money to cash-strapped Nevada. All-important discussions on what must be cut and what can be spared continued behind the scenes but did not come up for public discussion.

A second special session to address criminal justice, COVID liability and worker protection is also expected, but few more details about when that might happen or what it might cover were divulged.

The Nevada Independent’s David Calvert was in the building as the proceedings continued.

Here are some of the scenes he captured:

Nevada State Senator Ben Kieckhefer on the seventh day of the 31st Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Nevada Assemblymen Al Kramer, left, speaks with Chris Edwards on the seventh day of the 31st Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Nevada Assemblyman Steve Yeager, right calls out to State Senators, Nicole Cannizzaro, center, and Julia Ratti, left in the hallway outside Senate chambers on the seventh day of the 31st Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
The Nevada Senate chambers on the seventh day of the 31st Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Nevada Assemblyman Al Kramer looks at historical group photos of past legislators on the seventh day of the 31st Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Nevada Assemblyman John Hambrick looks at photos of past Assembly speakers on the seventh day of the 31st Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
The Nevada Assembly chambers on the seventh day of the 31st Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Nevada Assemblyman John Hambrick, right, greets journalist Geoff Dornan on the seventh day of the 31st Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Nevada Assemblyman Tom Roberts, center, speaks with Assemblywoman Selena Torres and Al Kramer on the seventh day of the 31st Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Nevada State Senators Ben Kieckhefer and Joyce Woodhouse on the seventh day of the 31st Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Nevada State Senator Yvanna Cancela on the seventh day of the 31st Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Nevada Assemblywoman Robin Titus on the seventh day of the 31st Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Nevada Assemblyman Steve Yeager on the seventh day of the 31st Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)