Vegas Seven

Marilyn Kirkpatrick

  • Yogi Berra Takes Over Carson City

    By Michael Green

    The legendary Yankee star Yogi Berra once said that he didn’t say a lot of the things he said. That’s why he’s known for saying strange things. One of which was, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” And Yogi never even has been to a legislative session in Carson City—so far as we know. Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick proposed to close loopholes in “entertainment” taxes. State Senate Majority Leader Mo Denis and several of his Democratic colleagues proposed a higher payroll tax for larger businesses.

  • Let’s Study the Tax Structure … Again

    By Michael Green

    The Nevada Supreme Court has interpreted the law, and it was the last thing legislators needed--and the first thing all of us needed. The seven justices unanimously agreed that the Nevada State Education Association’s petition for a business tax passed constitutional muster. So, state lawmakers must consider adopting it within the first 40 of the 120 days they will meet in Carson City. By March 15, they must pass the tax or it goes on the ballot in 2014.

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