Nevada road construction funds dwindle

The U.S. Senate is in a face-off with the House over infrastructure spending, which is supposed to be a big part of recession recovery public works.

Extension of the current federal transportation law is at issue. Some state governments have experienced a 30 percent reduction in their federal highway and bridge funding.

“Nevada and Illinois are among states already being forced to reduce their transportation contracts by 30 percent,” according to Bond Buyer, a public works journal.