Nevada colleges face big backlog in maintenance

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Updated: 9/10/2013 5:39 pm

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's colleges and universities are a facing an expensive and expanding backlog in maintenance projects that have been put off during the recession.

A report presented to the Board of Regents says the higher education system needs to invest at least $60 million a year, but spends only a fraction of that amount.

The Board of Regents, meeting Friday in Elko, was told the University of Nevada, Las Vegas faces a $286 million backlog, while University of Nevada, Reno is looking at nearly $900 million in maintenance projects.

System-wide, more than $300 million in projects are considered critical.

The looming question is how to pay for all the needs. A task force has been proposed to explore funding options, including student fees.

The topic will be discussed again in December.


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NO More Taxes - 9/11/2013 12:58 PM
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Raise there tuition that seems to be the normal fix.

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