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September 16, 2014

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Assemblywoman proposes corporate income tax

Assemblywoman Peggy Pierce, D-Las Vegas, said today she’ll introduce a bill creating a corporate income tax targeting big box retailers, a measure that individual Democrats have long touted but that has failed to garner significant support in the Legislature.

The measure would establish a rate that is lower than rates in surrounding states and would exempt small businesses, Pierce said in a written release.

“Shared sacrifice is a good idea,” Pierce said of Governor-elect Brian Sandoval’s position that all state agencies will need to endure cuts in the face of an estimated $2.2 billion shortfall. “It is time for big business to share in the sacrifice.”

The Nevada State Education Association was quick with a press release applauding the proposed legislation as a way to fund education in Nevada.

While individual Democrats have repeatedly campaigned for a corporate income tax, it’s never been a serious part of any tax debate in the Legislature.

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