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July 11, 2008
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Gov. Gibbons tax break questioned

RENO - Gov. Jim Gibbons asked for and received a property tax break on a vacant rural parcel he owns in Elko County that saved Nevada's chief executive thousands of dollars a year and left the county assessor feeling pressured.

Records show the first-term Republican governor lowered his annual property tax liability to $15 from about $5,000 on the 40 sagebrush-dotted acres he owns near Lamoille by getting it designated as agricultural land rather than residential.

Elko County Assessor Joe Aguirre, who said he first objected to the designation and then allowed the change to take effect after requests from …

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