CARSON CITY (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak said Monday he does not plan to take back $8.9 million in coronavirus relief dollars that Nevada allocated to Douglas County, despite local officials agreeing to allow President Donald Trump to host a campaign rally.
Nevada provided the relief funds on the condition that it enforce statewide directives, including limiting public gatherings to 50 people.
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Officials said they weighed First Amendment concerns with state directives before deciding to allow the rally, jeopardizing the funds.
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Sisolak said he ultimately decided not to not claw back the funds to not punish residents for the officials' decision.