Geoff Dornan
Appeal Capitol Bureau

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Miller disqualifies room tax petitions

Secretary of State Ross Miller's office has disqualified three submitted petitions designed to make it harder to raise taxes and to shift room tax revenues to the state budget.

The letter sent to Scott Scherer, attorney for Las Vegas casino owner Sheldon Adelson, who backed the petition drives, says "this office hereby determines the total number of signatures verified by the county is less than 100 percent of the registered voters necessary to declare the petition sufficient."

"Based on the counties' examinations, the aforementioned petitions failed to substantially comply with statutory and constitutionall requirements," the letter states.

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