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July 4, 2015

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New tax initiative to fund education is filed

The state's teachers union today re-filed its initiative that would impose an $850 million a year business tax, a day after a Carson City judge invalidated a previous version.

District Court Judge James Wilson ruled Monday that the Education Initiative, filed by the Nevada State Education Association and supported by the AFL-CIO labor group, violated the state's law that initiatives deal with only one subject. Specifically, he took issue with a section that would have forced businesses to disclose the amount of the business margin tax, which would tax gross receipts on income over $1 million at 2 percent.

The new version of the tax does not include that provision, according to a spokeswoman.

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  1. Bob,

    Taxation without representation doesn't apply here.

    Don't you vote on Clark County School Board candidates? The are the elected representatives.

    The meetings are open and you can sign up to speak if you have an issue.