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Judge blocks 2% business tax initiative

Carson District Judge James Wilson on Monday blocked the teachers' union from circulating its initiative petition to impose a new tax on businesses to help fund K-12 education.

Wilson said that because the statutory initiative both proposes a business margins tax and mandates that what each business pays be made public, it violates the requirement that any initiative petition presented to voters contain just a single subject.

But Jim Penrose, lawyer for the Nevada State Education Association, said that because Wilson upheld all other parts of the proposed petition as meeting statutory requirements, the judge actually did supporters a favor. …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Aug 7, 2012 02:10AM Published Aug 7, 2012 02:09AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.