LAS VEGAS — Federal dollars that insure Las Vegas in the event of a terrorist attack could soon run out. Both Nevada U.S. senators say they’re working to renew federal terrorism insurance.
The Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act allows the federal government to help pay for any damage caused to businesses after a terrorist attack. It is set to expire Dec. 31, 2014.
Lawmakers say this could impact the Strip’s ability to develop new Las Vegas resorts because their insurance premiums would skyrocket. They say developers won’t want to build without the backing of federal dollars.