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Early voting starts in Nevada on Saturday October 18th. When Progressives vote, we win, and we need Progressives out and voting, especially for two very important initiatives:
Nevada voters will soon decide whether to remove mining’s unique, 150 year-old tax protections from the state constitution and allow the Legislature to update the mining tax to reflect modern times. Passage of Question 2 won’t raise or lower the taxes that mining pays. But it will remove the special protections that no other industry in our state enjoys. Mining and their allies in the Legislature have argued over the years that it isn’t right to single them out. But mining is special, because it profits from extracting a non-renewable resource.
There are a lot of people in Nevada, especially working stiffs, who can legitimately complain that the state’s regressive tax system is taking them for a ride. Can the largest, most profitable gold mining corporations in the world make that claim? Only if we let them. Vote YES on Question 2.
Big Business like The Chamber of Commerce and the Nevada mining industry are fighting tooth and nail against Question 3, also called The Education Initiative. But better schools mean better workers and attracting high-wage industries and jobs to Nevada. There is no better way to improve Nevada’s economy, help small business, and create more opportunity for our families. Business can help itself by investing just 2% in quality schools. Vote YES on Question 3.
Remember, your vote is your voice. Let’s show the strength of Nevada’s Progressive community this election.