Petition backed for business tax for NV education

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Updated: 11/13/2012 5:44 pm

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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nvjimmy - 11/13/2012 4:37 PM
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Here we go again! Wonder why businesses are moving to other countries? It's teachers unions raising/making taxes on businesses and not providing a decent product. These are the people crushing the American Dream. End tenure, get rid of crappy teachers, clean your wasteful house, then we'll talk about raising taxes. I NEVER had tenure in my 35 years of working. Had to prove myself every day or get canned.

sosumenow - 11/13/2012 4:35 PM
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If critic are concerned, how can we track the funds so it will ease their minds....if that is really why they dont like it. It's hard to have to keep hitting up business, but since we don't have a state income tax, the funds come from where else they are available.

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