UPDATE: More money approved for Spaceport America

Las Cruces, NM (KTSM) -  Spaceport America in New Mexico is getting hundreds of thousands of dollars from tax payers in Doña Ana County.

A special board approved an item that will allow funds from the 2007 tax increase to go to the launch site. That means Spaceport. could see somewhere between 300 and 900-thousand dollars a year.

As we reported, since 2009 Doña Ana County taxpayers have contributed nearly $50 million dollars to Spaceport. The Money was earmarked for building the launch site. Now, the funds can be used on other things like employees.