Assembly GOP opposes Nevada mining tax plan

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Updated: 3/06/2013 6:01 pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republicans in the Nevada Assembly are distancing themselves from their Senate colleagues over a proposal to seek more taxes from mining.

The Assembly GOP caucus on Wednesday said legislators should focus on the budget and other government reforms instead of trying to draft a mining tax measure to compete with a business tax initiative on the 2014 ballot.

Senate Republicans announced their proposal Tuesday, saying increasing taxes on mining would raise more money for K-12 education, the prime focus on the business tax initiative pushed by the state teachers' union.

Gov. Brian Sandoval has said he won't support a tax increase, and Assembly Republicans are backing his position.

Minority Leader Pat Hickey of Reno says the governor's proposed budget has more than $400 million in new funding for education.

 

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guyvacho - 3/6/2013 3:50 PM
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raise the tax but DON'T throw more bad money after good.

guyvacho - 3/6/2013 3:49 PM
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raise the tax but throw more bad money after good at education. the system is a joke with too much administration and worthless guidelines.
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