More Money for Nevada Head Start Under Review

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Nevada's congressional delegation is joining forces to try to revamp the way federal dollars are appropriated for Head Start education programs.

The officials said population counts used by the Department of Health and Human Services to distribute Head Start funds are often years out of date to the detriment of fast-growing states like Nevada.

Senators Harry Reid and John Ensign introduced legislation Tuesday that would require the use of population figures no more than two years old to determine funding amounts.

Similar legislation has been introduced in the House by Rep. Shelley Berkley.