Nevada Likely to be Paid Back for Keeping Programs Going During Shutdown

By: Joe Harrington Email
By: Joe Harrington Email

CARSON CITY -- The deal passed by the US Senate late Wednesday includes a plan to reimburse Nevada. Nevada's director of the Department of Administration said the state has had to pickup the tab for some federal programs during the shutdown.

He said he did not have an estimate on exactly how much the state had spent but said: "it's probably more in the hundreds of thousands range." He said the state has used surplus and advance funds, however the state's rainy day fund is empty.

The state has spent money to keep the Nevada Guard equipped and for a program that helps women who are victims of domestic violence, he said.

The deal also includes compensation for furloughed federal employees. Roughly 530 members of the Nevada Guard were furloughed in the initial days of the shutdown.

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