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Tax Increases Withdrawn From Nevada Ballot After Court Ruling

March 9, 2022, 11:46 PM

The Nevada secretary of state must withdraw two initiatives that would increase gaming and sales taxes to fund education from the November ballot, a state court judge ruled.

A teachers union 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.

Judge James E. Wilson Jr. rejected her reading Wednesday. The ability to withdraw a petition can “save valuable time and resources for ...