Friday, June 6, 2003 | 9:29 a.m.
Nevadans should realize that the only reason our legislators are in extra session, at a cost of $60,000 a day, is because the business interests here have prevailed upon their Republican friends in the Senate to block a gross receipts tax of 0.25 percent.
You and I will pay more in taxes, the casinos have agreed to a 0.25 increase in their taxes, and mining interests will pay more, but the business people have literally raised their skirts and shrieked at the prospect of paying one-fourth of 1 percent of their gross receipts. So we see the spectacle of our Republican legislators once again protecting their friends in the business community.
In Nevada, as at the national level, the Republican Party continues to be a tool of Big Business.
RICHARD J. MUNDY