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Court Rules Nevada Tax Measures Must Have Two-Thirds Vote

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada state lawmakers are bound by a state constitutional requirement to reach a two-thirds majority to approve revenue-generating measures.

That's according to a state Supreme Court ruling Thursday that cited "plain language of the supermajority provision" in the law. The unanimous ruling sided with legislative Republicans and rejected arguments by Democrats in a case stemming from tax votes in 2019.

The decision has more than $100 million in implications for lawmakers counting on the taxes and fees in question to balance the state budget.

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The court also concluded that individual Democratic legislative leaders were not personally liable for costs in the case.