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February 23, 2013
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Lawmakers urged to support Nevada’s Knowledge Fund

Educators, researchers, students and labor groups urged lawmakers Friday to support pumping more money into Nevada’s Knowledge Fund, an account designed to generate jobs through innovation and elevate the Silver State’s status as a hub of cutting-edge research and technology.State Sen. Debbie Smith, D-Sparks, the primary sponsor of SB173, said the bill would put Nevada on a course to compete with other states that have invested heavily in research and ways to commercialize the ideas of their brightest minds.The bill would add $10 million in one-shot money to the $10 million Gov. Brian Sandoval proposed in his $6.5 billion general …

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