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Nevada’s funding for Lake Tahoe oversight agency may be slashed

The Associated Press

CARSON CITY, Nev. ” Gov. Jim Gibbons’ proposed budget would slash Nevada’s share of funds for the bistate Tahoe Regional Planning Agency by 41 percent, and that means big reductions in service to the public.

John Singlaub, executive director of the California-Nevada agency charged with protecting Lake Tahoe, says Nevada nearly $3.8 million share of TRPA costs over the next two fiscal years would drop by $1.5 million under the governor’s proposed budget.

Singlaub says the proposed budget cuts would cause a “significant reduction in customer service,” create morale problems and delay various projects aimed at preserving the clear waters of the mile-high mountain lake.

Singlaub also says the proposed spending creates a “very touchy” situation since Nevada’s typical contribution is a third of the TRPA funding while California pays the rest. The proposed cut would reduce Nevada’s share to a fourth of the total.


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