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Public Works approves bare-bones list of state maintenance projects

The Public Works Board on Tuesday approved a bare bones list of capital improvement projects for the coming biennium consisting primarily of essential maintenance work.Director of Administration Jeff Mohlenkamp, who sits on the board, said his challenge will be finding enough money to cover the $81.4 million state share of the proposed list. While state revenues are beginning to recover from the recession, expenses continue to rise in Medicaid, food stamps and other entitlement programs, Mohlenkamp said after Tuesday's meeting.“Everything we gain in taxes is being eaten up in caseload growth,” he said.Mohlenkamp said it's important to fund as many …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Sep 19, 2012 03:56AM Published Sep 19, 2012 03:55AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.