Mining, admissions tax plans due in Legislature
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- A Republican contingency plan to raise taxes on Nevada's gold and silver mine operators and a Democratic proposal to tax admissions to entertainment events are expected to be introduced soon in the Legislature, signaling the beginning of the end game as lawmakers troll for dollars.
Democratic Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick says her measure revamping Nevada's live entertainment tax could be introduced Wednesday.
Though details are still cloaked, the idea is to close loopholes in the existing law and apply an 8 percent admissions tax on large events.
Kirkpatrick says her measure will cover "everybody." Meanwhile, a measure pushed by Republican Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson seeks to impose a 10 percent tax on mining.
It's intended to compete on next year's ballot with a 2 percent business margins tax proposal.