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January 26, 2013
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Fernley demand for more tax revenue survives high court

The City of Fernley’s demand for a bigger share of the consolidated tax that funds local governments has survived the Supreme court.City attorney Josh Hicks said the high court ruling Friday tossed out any federal constitutional claims the city had presented but granted its demands for a chance to prove the existing tax structure violates the Nevada Constitution.Carson District Judge Todd Russell originally ordered the state and legislature to participate in a full discovery process. The state challenged that order at the Supreme Court saying the attempt should be barred “as a matter of law.”Hicks said that means the city …

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