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Southern Nevada taxpayers may be footing the bill for Reno roads

Reported by: Reed Cowan
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Updated: 5/01 8:47 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- Many major road projects in Nevada are costing nearly a billion and a half dollars.

News 3’s Reed Cowan is following the money and asking why so much tax money generated in the southern parts of our state ends up funding road projects in the north.

NDOT reports almost $1.5 billion dollars for projects finished this decade.

But of that, even though 72 percent of Nevada’s population lives in the south, only $475 million funds road projects where we live.

How does that happen? We ask the policy makers who say it’s time for the south to keep more money where it’s made in the first place.

Nearly $70 million spent per mile for a total of more than a half billion dollars in and out and the Carson City freeway under construction and the boulder city bypass still just a proposal…

To be fair, many of these road projects benefiting the north were the brain children of legislators no longer serving.

But, some say they’re a symbol of a greater problem. The south with the bulk of the state’s population, producing the lion’s share of the state’s tax revenue and not benefiting in a way that reflects the needs of the population in the south.



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