Nevada: Bid to block mining petition fails

Mon, Mar 22 2010 — Source: The Reno Gazette Journal

The mining industry lost an early legal bid Friday to keep Nevadans from voting on a ballot measure in the fall that would dramatically increase mining taxes in the richest gold mining state in the nation. District Court Judge James Wilson Jr. refused to block Nevadans for Fair Mining Taxes from pursuing an initiative that would amend the state constitution to make mines pay taxes before instead of after deducting most expenses.

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