CARSON CITY (AP) — The battle over an education tax initiative on the 2014 ballot has begun with a donation from the state teachers’ union.
The Nevada State Education Association announced a $1 million donation Wednesday to the Education Initiative Political Action Committee.
Voters will determine the fate of the initiative when they go to the polls in 2014. The measure would impose a 2 percent tax on most business operations after a company’s first $1 million in revenue in the Silver State.
The PAC unveiled a campaign website (www.theeducationinitiative.com) Wednesday to raise awareness about the effort.
Senate Republicans tried to get an alternative measure raising taxes on mining on the ballot to defeat the margins tax, but were unsuccessful.