(Sean Whaley, Las Vegas Review-Journal) – A group led by state Controller Ron Knecht has filed a referendum petition with the Secretary of State’s office seeking to ask voters in 2016 to repeal a new commerce tax approved by the 2015 Legislature.
A Political Action Committee called “Rip Commerce Tax” filed the petition on Thursday.
Knecht said even if there is a legal challenge to the petition he expects it to survive. It seeks only to repeal the commerce tax, which would raise about $60 million a year. The group is still seeking funding to collect the signatures, which won’t happen until after any legal challenge is rejected, he said.
“We’re going to get this on,” Knecht said.
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