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August 31, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Gaming can afford to pay more

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I heard on the news that even though voters shot down Question 2, our legislators still want to raise property taxes and/or tax personal services such as haircuts.

Why is it in this town that everything regarding raising taxes is on the table except raising the gaming tax? Why is it that the industry that rakes in the most money in this town is exempt from higher taxes? Why is it that the casino industry pays the lowest gaming tax in the world right here in Las Vegas?

As far as I’m concerned, if Steve Wynn and Sheldon Adelson can afford to give multiple millions of dollars to try to defeat Democrats in the last election, they can afford to pay much higher gaming taxes.

Think of how much all those millions would have helped our state. Why do our legislators want to continue to raise taxes on all the rest of us and not touch the gaming tax?

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