by Sean Whaley
Nevada News Bureau

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October 23, 2012
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Carson judge strikes down teacher tax initiative

A Carson City District Judge today ruled an initiative petition being circulated by teachers to levy a 2 percent tax on companies making gross revenues in excess of $1 million a year to raise money to support public education is invalid.

In his ruling, Judge James Wilson found that the description of effect used to explain to voters the intent of the petition is incomplete.

The validity of the petition was challenged by a group of Nevada business groups called the Committee to Protect Nevada Jobs.

"The Committee (to Protect Nevada Jobs) argues the description needs to tell those being …

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