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Education jobs saved by stimulus overstated

Source: Posted By: Nishel R...3981 days ago

Nevada has overestimated the number of higher education jobs so far "retained" with federal stimulus aid, according to a state budget official. The revised count is about 1,400, a steep drop from the nearly 2,100 that state and federal officials have touted for weeks.

Victor Redding, budget director of the Nevada System of Higher Education, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal the inflated figure, which is still posted on a state Web site that tracks jobs created or retained with Recovery Act funds,....

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