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Tax Increase Properly Nixed From Ballot, Nevada High Court Says

June 29, 2022, 8:02 PM

The Nevada secretary of state was properly ordered to withdraw two initiatives from the November ballot that would increase gaming and sales taxes to fund education, the state high court ruled 4 to 3.

Nevadans for Fair Gaming Taxes PAC and Fund Our Schools PAC backed the initiatives but came to a compromise with the Legislature last year to drop the measures in exchange for more education funding. Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske refused to allow the petitioners to withdraw the initiatives based on her interpretation of state law.

The Nevada Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that people who ...