Nevada teachers' union unable to get big name support for business tax ballot measure
By Sarah Rosier
Carson City, Nevada: In the state where the business climate is ranked the third best in the county, the Nevada State Legislature, not surprisingly, did not take action to pass or reject a two percent margins tax on businesses. The Nevada State Education Association was able to gather enough signatures to qualify the measure to be placed on the ballot in 2014.
Despite the heavy push from the teachers' union, not many big name supporters have jumped on board. Despite naming the Nevada State AFL-CIO as a partner in the steps to get the measure passed, the NSEA has not received full support from Nevada State AFL-CIO's president, Danny Thompson. "The Nevada State AFL-CIO has not taken a position on the tax initiative that will be on the ballot in 2014," Thompson said in an email to the Las Vegas Sun.
If passed in 2014, the measure would provide around $800 million in tax revenue for the Nevada school systems.
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