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Teachers union has signatures for Nevada tax drive

(AP) - The Nevada State Education Association has enough signatures to force the state Legislature to consider a business tax increase to fund public schools.

The secretary of state's office ruled Friday the teachers union collected nearly 107,300 valid signatures for its 2 percent business profits tax petition.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that's well more than the required 72,000.

The state Supreme Court still must decide whether a 200-word petition description signed by registered voters sufficiently explains the $800 million-a-year tax measure. Justices heard arguments Wednesday.

If they OK it, the proposal will be one of the most controversial …

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