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Nevada gaming industry says no to higer taxes

26 February 2010
CARSON CITY, Nevada -- The Nevada gaming industry refused Thursday to pay higher taxes or fees to help balance the state budget, a just-say-no stance that could derail Democratic plans to raise enough extra revenue to avoid deep cuts to education and social services. In public, the Senate and Assembly on Day 3 moved ahead in a rush to adjourn the special session this weekend if possible. ... (read more)

Gaming tax collections sink

14 July 2008
and Howard Stutz CARSON CITY, Nevada -- At a time when Gov. Jim Gibbons, legislators and everyone else in Nevada would have welcomed good news about the state economy, they got an even more depressing report. The Gaming Control Board reported Thursday that gaming tax collections in June plunged 22.8 ... (read more)

Court to review gaming tax boost

15 April 2008
CARSON CITY, Nevada -- The Nevada Supreme Court will conduct a hearing on July 1 to determine whether a petition to increase the gaming tax should go on the November ballot. Chief Justice Mark Gibbons set the tentative date to hear the Nevada Resort Association's appeal of a lower court decision, ... (read more)

Gaming tax hike petitions in works

4 April 2008
CARSON CITY, Nevada -- The head of the state teachers union said Thursday that her organization will begin immediately to circulate a petition that would let voters decide whether to increase the gaming tax rate to benefit education. Lynn Warne, president of the Nevada State Education Association, ... (read more)

Resorts argue against petition

2 April 2008
CARSON CITY, Nevada -- Gaming lawyers even brought up a song from "Mary Poppins" in arguing Tuesday why a judge should throw out the latest Nevada State Education Association petition to increase the gaming tax rate. Las Vegas Sands Inc. lawyer Scott Scherer gave his best Julie Andrews impression in ... (read more)

Petitions to raise Nevada gaming tax tossed

18 February 2008
CARSON CITY, Nevada -- District Judge Bill Maddox threw out two petitions Friday that would have let Nevada voters decide whether to triple the state's 6.75 percent gaming tax. Maddox said attorney Kermitt Waters' petitions were invalid because they would let legislatures in other states set the gaming tax rate for Nevada. ... (read more)

Teachers offer new gaming tax petition

6 February 2008
CARSON CITY, Nevada -- Risking another lawsuit, the state teachers union filed a new petition Tuesday to increase the gaming tax rate by 3 percentage points and direct the additional revenue to higher teacher salaries. The latest petition was filed with the secretary of state less than three weeks after ... (read more)

I-15 express coming in '09

30 January 2008
CARSON CITY, Nevada -- Get ready to put the pedal to the metal -- Interstate 15 is about to shed its reputation as the slowest highway in the history of Nevada. The Nevada Department of Transportation received the go-ahead Tuesday to begin work on a project that would create express lanes along a 5.5-mile stretch of Interstate 15, between Russell Road and Sahara Avenue. ... (read more)

Gaming tax petition argued

15 January 2008
CARSON CITY, Nevada -- Retired Nevada Supreme Court Justice Miriam Shearing said Monday that she will try to decide quickly whether to throw out or keep intact a teachers union petition to increase the state gaming tax. After a nearly three-hour hearing, Shearing said she realizes time is of the ... (read more)

Petition to triple gaming tax nearly set

16 November 2007
CARSON CITY, Nevada -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Las Vegas lawyer Kermitt Waters said Thursday that within two weeks he expects to file his initiative petition to let citizens decide whether to triple the casino gaming tax. Waters said he was pleased by the support shown by Nevadans for his proposed 20.2 ... (read more)

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