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Crime Pays in Las Vegas?

The Las Vegas proposed mob museum – a pet project of Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman – has very few friends in Washington, but some legislators in Nevada’s Carson City capital apparently like the idea. mobmuseum

The project is on tap to receive a $300,000 grant from Nevada’s Cultural Affairs Commission, the biggest endowment ever bestowed by the agency.  Yes, the museum had originally asked for a $900,000 grant, but probably had misgivings about such a large request and later pared down their request down to $500,000.

The commission has given out 28 grants including $200,000 for the Neon Museum, $120,000 to help restore the 1850s Kiel Ranch, and $108,000 for the Las Vegas Water District to buy four railroad cottages built near the turn of the century and move them to Springs Preserve in Las Vegas.

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