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Dini, Vucanovich join to oppose gaming tax

Former Rep. Barbara Vucanovich, a Republican, and former Nevada Assembly Speaker Joe Dini, a Democrat, have joined forces to convince Nevadans they should oppose the teachers' union tax initiative.

The teachers have proposed a constitutional amendment raising the tax on Nevada's largest casinos by 3 percent to 9.75 percent. The money would be dedicated to teacher salaries and student achievement.

"We're calling the teachers' union proposal what it is - a tax grab," said Vucanovich, the first woman elected to federal office in Nevada and a seven-term veteran of Congress before she retired. "It's designed by one special interest group …

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