Nevada Teacher Union Tax Hijinks
One billion dollars may not seem like a huge tax hike when you live in Las Vegas, but the Clark County Education Association is betting Nevada taxpayers will fall for the plea. But not everyone is in love with the idea. Michelle Rindels and Riley Snider have the story on the nevadaindependent.com.
Attorneys for a PAC affiliated with the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce are suing to block a teacher’s union-backed initiative to raise the state sales tax, saying it doesn’t tell the “uncomfortable truth” that it would create the highest base statewide sales tax rate in the nation.
The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Carson City District Court on behalf of the chamber-run political action committee BizPAC. It says there are misleading statements in a summary of the initiative petition, which is supported by the Clark County Education Association (CCEA) and would increase the Local School Support Tax portion of the state’s sales tax to raise an estimated $1 billion in additional tax revenue annually.