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Controversial Assemblyman Gets A Do-Over

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Nevada Assemblyman Jim Wheeler (photo courtesy: Nevada Legislature)

Nevada Assemblyman Jim Wheeler (photo courtesy: Nevada Legislature)

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(Carson City, NV) — The dispute over Assemblyman Jim Wheeler’s financial disclosure forms is coming to an end.

The “Las Vegas Sun” says the Gardnerville Republican has agreed to submit amended statements, which are expected to reveal a state tax lien in Michigan, along with sources of income and his length of residency in Nevada.

Deputy secretary of state for elections Scott Gilles says once they’re filed, the case will be closed and Wheeler won’t face a penalty.

A political rival alleged Wheeler didn’t live in his district and failed to list his debts.

Wheeler was at the center of controversy last September, after telling a GOP group he would vote for slavery if his constituents wanted him to.

The lawmaker plans to seek re-election this fall.

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