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Governor discusses tax plan
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 3:19:30 PM
Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons could support a deal that would result in higher room taxes rather than increased casino taxes -- but only if Nevadans backed the idea in an advisory ballot question, a spokesman said Friday.
Gibbons press secretary Ben Kieckhefer said that without the voter support, the governor would stick with his policy of opposing any new or increased taxes. That would include room taxes, paid mainly by tourists visiting Nevada.
The comment on the possible deal that could head off efforts by a teachers' union to increase gambling taxes followed Gibbons' meeting Thursday with casino mogul Steve Wynn to discuss negotiations the teachers are having with some casino industry representatives.
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