Geoff Dornan
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April 11, 2008
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Casinos appeal district court decision on teachers' tax petition

The Nevada Resort Association and Las Vegas Sands are appealing the district court ruling that would allow the teachers' union to try to qualify their gaming tax petition for the November ballot.

Senior Judge Miriam Shearing ruled April 3 that the proposed constitutional amendment raising gaming taxes 3 percent to 9.75 percent of gross win and dedicating the money to public schools did not violate the law by containing more than one subject.

She also ruled that the 200-word description of effect did not leave out major, important impacts the proposed constitutional amendment would have.

The notices were filed this …

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