Keystone Corporation Joins Lawsuit to Protect Nevada’s Constitution
August 20, 2019
The Keystone Corporation is proud to have joined in the lawsuit to protect Nevada’s Constitutional requirement that two-thirds of the legislature support tax increases before they can be enacted. As an organization, we didn’t just join this lawsuit, we are doing our part to help fund it. But we need your help today.
As the leading conservative statewide business organization in Nevada, we would love for you to join us and become a member today so you can help us win this lawsuit and fight for our shared principles. However, if you are unable to join at this time, you can still help us fight to protect our Constitution by going here.
Article 4, Section 18, Subsection 2 of the Nevada Constitution clearly states that this two-thirds vote is required in both houses of the legislature for any bill “which creates, generates, or increases any public revenue in any form, including but not limited to taxes, fees, assessments, rates, or changes in the computation bases for taxes, fees, assessments and rates.”
Using what Senate Republican Leader James Settelmeyer (District 17) has properly called “a work of legal fiction,” legislative lawyers for the Democrat majority gave a green light to legislators to ignore our Constitution, along with the will of the voters. In two consecutive elections, Nevada voters placed this tax restraint initiative into our Constitution with over 70 percent of the vote. That is a clear, bipartisan statement by the voters of our state.
At the Keystone Corporation, we believe it this provision of our Constitution is worth fighting to defend, and that is why we joined this lawsuit. Further, if legislators can simply ignore the Nevada Constitution to allow for tax increases on the Modified Business Tax (MBT) and on DMV fees this year, what will happen when they try to raise our sales taxes, property taxes, gas taxes, and on and on?
Please consider joining Keystone Corporation today, or provide us with a contribution to help fund this critically-imporant lawsuit. We appreciate any amount you can provide.