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Teachers file petition for business tax

The state teachers' union has filed what President Lynn Warne concedes is its fourth or fifth attempt to impose a tax to generate more money for K-12 education.

The proposed statute calls for a margins tax on all businesses including professional offices such as lawyers, architects and engineers.

Asked whether voters would understand the proposed tax, which took 32 pages to outline in the petition, she said: "This is a complex tax, but we feel it's broad-based and it's fair."

She said the plan that supporters hope will generate $800 million a year for education is important if Nevada is …

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