The Nevada Public Works Board recommended a $100 million capital construction plan Tuesday — now Gov. Brian Sandoval just has to find the money, according to news reports.
About $80 million of the total will require state funding.
Sandoval is expected to review the list and make revisions before submitting it to the 2013 Legislature as part of his overall budget.
The money would pay for 83 projects, most of which are maintenance projects such as asbestos removal at the Henderson Armory.
Jeff Mohlenkamp, state budget director and member of the board, told the Nevada News Bureau that he is still researching funding alternatives to pay for the projects.
Property tax revenue that has typically been used to pay for such projects in the past is not expected to generate enough funding because of Nevada’s economic difficulties.
The capital construction program for the current budget totals only $53 million, with $27 million in bonds backed by property taxes.
Nevada’s housing market experienced the nation’s most significant decline in property values during the recession, and the state is still struggling to regain the ground lost.
Little money is available for capital projects as a result.