finally passes state budget
take fresh look at Neal gaming tax hike
judges extend restraining order barring legislature from any further action
in the garden of good and evil
Supremes order party animals to get down by July 7
Nevada Supreme Court can only raise existing taxes
Legislators go behind closed doors
CARSON CITY (May 8, 2003) A serious work session on taxes before the Nevada State Senate Committee on Taxation was canceled in favor of a secretive, closed door process.
"Key Nevada senators
and Assembly members are meeting behind closed doors to discuss taxes
and spending, and a comprehensive tax bill isn't likely to emerge until
they have an agreement," according to the Associated Press.
Representatives of both major special interest groups have stated on the record that the gambling industry currently pays its fair share. The facts are otherwise, but this is politics. Sen. Neal's proposal for a four percentage point hike in the gross gaming tax would correct the state deficit and still leave the Nevada gambling industry among the world's most lightly levied.
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