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Judge blocks teacher’s union business tax initiative

A business tax initiative petition sponsored by the state teachers’ union was rejected by a Carson City district judge on Tuesday.Carson District Judge James Wilson’s ruling blocked organizers from submitting the measure to the 2013 Legislature for consideration or to voters in 2014. The Education Initiative would tax all businesses making more than $1 million a year 2 percent and pump the revenue generated — an estimate $800 million a year — into the state budget for K-12 education.It is framed as a statutory initiative, which means, if teachers were able to get the necessary 72,352 valid signatures, the proposal …

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