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Nevada Bill Would Allow Tech Companies To Create Governments

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Planned legislation to establish new business areas in Nevada would allow technology companies to effectively form separate local governments.

Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak announced a plan to launch Innovation Zones in Nevada to jumpstart the state's economy by attracting tech firms.

The zones would permit businesses with large areas of land to form governments carrying the same authority as counties, including the ability to impose taxes, form school districts and courts and provide government services.

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The measure to further economic development with the alternative form of local government has not yet been introduced in the Legislature.