- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Nevada Board of Regents wants the state spend $26 million to jump-start a UNLV medical school that proponents say would help alleviate the region’s shortage of medical specialists.

The board voted Tuesday to add the $26 million to its budget proposal submitted to Gov. Brian Sandoval. He’ll decide in January whether to include it in his proposed budget to lawmakers.

KSNV-TV reports (https://tinyurl.com/qepugfc) the money would help pay for a staff of specialists and faculty to get the project off the ground. UNLV would have to raise about $100 million more to construct a building and start the programs.

UNLV hopes a donor who wants to name the medical school will pay for most of those costs.

If the Legislature approves the seed money, the school could open as early as 2016.


Information from: KSNV-TV, https://www.mynews3.com/index.php

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