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Tax petition backers dismiss new legal challenge
by Associated Press
Aug 23, 2012 | 1030 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print

CARSON CITY — The Nevada State Education Association says the latest legal challenge to its proposed business tax initiative is without merit and signature gathering will continue.

NSEA Executive Director Gary Peck says the teachers union is confident the reworded petition will meet legal muster.

The pro-business group Committee to Protect Nevada Jobs filed a new lawsuit Wednesday, claiming the latest language is still misleading because the measure doesn’t guarantee increased funding for education.

A judge ruled the union’s initial margins tax proposal to impose a 2 percent tax on businesses grossing more than $1 million a year violated the state’s single subject rule for ballot measures.

The union rewrote the initiative and refiled it.

Backers need 72,352 signatures by November to send the issue to the 2013 Legislature or voters in 2014.
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