Unpopular margin tax campaign financed almost entirely by Nevada teachers
Finance reports show union, few others, contributed to ballot initiative
By: Chantal Lovell
It’s rare that a state as politically diverse as Nevada sees an issue as unifying as the proposed margin tax.
In the case of the proposed 2 percent tax on business gross revenue — billed by its few supporters as the “Education Initiative” — almost everyone has united in opposition.
Republican Governor Brian Sandoval and Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Lucy Floreshave decried the tax, as have countless other Nevadans — Democrat, Republican or otherwise.
Opposing the tax are numerous local Chamber of Commerce affiliates, the Nevada Farm Bureau, the National Federation of Independent Business of Nevada, multiple contractor and builder associations, the Nevada Taxpayers Association, the Nevada Restaurant Association and the Nevada Resort Association. That’s just to name a few.
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