Date(s) - 02/14/2013
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Nevada State Legislature
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The relationship between our state Constitution and the mining industry in Nevada is a dysfunctional one. It’s time to break up.
Come to a news conference on Thursday, February 14th at 12:00pm (noon) on the front steps of the Nevada Legislature in Carson City.
Mining will stop at nothing to protect its obscene profits. The industry has doled out millions to lawmakers in campaign cash, and has more lobbyists than any other industry. They’ve spent untold cash on a public relations campaign, paid economists to paint a rosy picture of how much mining does for Nevada, and they continually boast about their donations to civic causes.
If you see through this smokescreen of lies like we do, the time to act is now. Nevada lawmakers have given away our riches for too long. It’s time to end the tax loopholes, remove mining’s protection from the Constitution, and pass Senate Joint Resolution 15 (SJR15). There can be no compromise. The Legislature either passes it this session, or forever keeps its sweetheart deals.
Remember: the Legislative Counsel Bureau has determined that passing SJR 15 will not lower or raise the amount of taxes mining pays. If SJR 15 is passed by the Legislature in 2013 and affirmed by the voters in 2014, mining’s tax protections would be removed from the Constitution yet remain in state statute. The Legislature would then be free to determine a fair rate of taxation.
Bookings are closed for this event.