Resort Group Sues Over Gambling Tax Initiative

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Resort Association, which represents major casino owners, has sued to block an initiative petition to raise the top tax rate on Nevada’s highest earning casinos.

The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Carson City District Court, contends the petition is confusing and fails to inform voters of its impact.

The Nevada Appeal and Las Vegas Sun report the suit asks Judge James Todd Russell to bar supporters from collecting signatures and to enjoin the secretary of state from putting the issue on the ballot.

Las Vegas businessman Monte Miller filed the petition last month to raise the gross gambling revenue tax on big casinos from 6.75 percent to 9 percent.

A Miller spokeswoman says he hopes the issue won’t get tied up in court, so voters can decide.

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