- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson said he expects lawmakers will find enough money to give the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ planned medical school all the money it’s asking for.

The Republican senator said he predicts the Legislature will identify another $19 million for the proposed school before the session ends, and more details on the funding plan could come on Thursday.

Meanwhile, members of a budget subcommittee approved Gov. Brian Sandoval’s recommendation to put only $8.3 million toward the project over the next two years. That’s less than the $27.7 million that school officials requested.

Sandoval’s staff initially said they weren’t granting the full request because the school couldn’t absorb all the money at the front end.

The medical school’s inaugural class could begin as early as fall 2017.

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