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This week’s business numbers

$1.49

CONTINUED FALL

How low will gas prices go? The fuel prices dropped 6 cents per gallon for the lowest regular price found at two gas stations in Pahrump on Tuesday. The price has dropped nearly 63 cents in seven weeks.

$214,000

ENDING BALANCE

Nye County’s projected ending general fund budget for fiscal year 2016, which ends June 30, according to numbers provided by the county Finance Department.

$2.3M

COST CUTS

The amount of savings to 2016 budget by Nye County’s reducing funding to the Cooperative Extension, juvenile probation and planning, as well as cutting funding to health clinics, senior nutrition and animal shelter.

$2.4M

PROJECTED SHORTFALL

The potential general fund budget challenge facing Nye County as it prepares for the fiscal year 2017 budget, which is due in May and starts July 1.

 

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