CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers started the process of changing provisions of the state constitution that govern the taxes levied on mining businesses operating in the state.
On Sunday, the state Senate and Assembly advanced three proposals that would raise taxes on mining businesses to the 2021 legislative session. If one passes next year, it will be put in front of voters on the 2022 ballot.
The proposal arrives weeks after a bill that would have capped the tax deductions mining businesses can claim failed to win the two-thirds majority necessary for passage.
The proposals garnered opposition from Republicans, rural Nevada residents and mining businesses and support from Democrats, labor unions and environmentalists.