UNLV medical school building development ahead of schedule despite state appropriation cut
UNLV medical school building development ahead of schedule despite state appropriation cut, development company says
Even after Gov. Steve Sisolak and the Legislature moved to eliminate $25 million in funds meant to kickstart construction of a long-planned building for the UNLV School of Medicine, the company overseeing its construction says groundbreaking could happen at least two months ahead of its February 2021 deadline.
Maureen Schafer, CEO of the Nevada Health and Bioscience Asset Corporation (NHBAC), told The Nevada Independent Tuesday that the company has been working with legislative leaders and the governor to find new avenues for securing the now-missing $25 million, which was eliminated as part of a broader sweep of state budget cuts meant to patch a $1.2 billion shortfall for the next fiscal year.