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February 15, 2013
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Activists: Voters should decide on mining industry's tax protections

The Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada on Thursday called on lawmakers to end the mining industry's state constitutional protection from taxes paid by other businesses.

Under Nevada's constitution, mining is subject to the Net Proceeds of Mines - a property tax on the value of minerals extracted from the ground. That provision caps what mines must pay at 5 percent before deductions and effectively insulates the industry from higher taxes that organizations including PLAN believe it should pay.

The group demonstrated Thursday outside the Legislative Building to ask lawmakers to pass Senate Joint Resolution 15, which would ask voters to …

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