County sues governor for $100 million
Clark County has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Brian Sandoval and state officials over money that was allegedly siphoned from a water fund to help state budget deficit. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Clark County has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Brian Sandoval and state officials to try to recover more than $100 million. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Clark County has filed a lawsuit against Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and state officials to try and recover more than $100 million.
The dispute is over money that was allegedly siphoned from a local water account in 2010.
Clark County is claiming that a Nevada Supreme Court ruling last year requires the state to return the money that was used to plug a state budget deficit and support other counties.
Last year, the Supreme Court ruled the state could not take $62 million from the Clark County Clean Water Coalition because it wasn't taken uniformly from all 17 counties. They also ruled that it amounted to an unconstitutional tax.
The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Clark County District Court.
Mary-Sarah Kinner, the press secretary for the governor, released the following statement:
This is pending litigation and I’d refer specific questions to the Attorney General’s office. That said, the administration had been in good faith negotiations for 7 months and is extremely disappointed in the Clark County Commission and its manager.