RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's teachers' union has cleared another hurdle in a bid to create a new business tax to help raise money for education.
The Nevada State Education Association on Tuesday submitted to the secretary of state's office more than twice the number of signatures needed — a total of just under 150,000 — to require next year's legislature to consider the 2 percent business margins tax.
Carson District Judge James Wilson ruled last month the 200-word description of what the tax would do was deceptive and therefore invalid. But the association is appealing to the state Supreme Court, which plans to hear the case Dec. 5.
Critics say the tax would raise as much as $800 million a year with no guarantee the money would be spent on public education.
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