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Legislature '99 Archive

Study says curtail gaming. The National Gambling Impact Study Commission says gaming has been an economic boon but a bane to those victimized by its promise of easy cash.

Las Vegas Review-Journal, Saturday, June 19, 1999
By Tony Batt, Donrey Capital Bureau
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Read the Government Study
(Editor's note: It appears that the NGISC website has been taken down. Just as well. The gambling industry neutered its results.)

Neal seeks vote on gaming tax hike — A lawmaker says the gaming tax rate hasn't risen for 10 years, but critics say that's no reason to raise it.

Las Vegas Review-Journal, Sunday, April 25, 1999
By Jane Ann Morrison
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Steve Wynn's art tax loophole will become a budgetary hemorrhage. Senate Bill 521 makes a bad situation worse. The Nevada Tax Commission, following the mandates of the 1997 law and normal rulemaking practices, defined tax exempt art as that which is non-functional. This bill changes all that so that just about anything might qualify as art.
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Guinn Waffles While Wynn Wins Again — Bad news for taxpayers on many fronts. In Reno on the evening of April 6, Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn (R) addressed the Washoe County Democratic Central Committee. He focused mostly on the state's budgetary famine in times of plenty.
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The Fight to get Nevada casinos to pay a fair share — "Nevada is the fastest growing state in the nation with the lowest gambling industry taxes in the world. Then why can't state and local governments pay their bills?" Andrew Barbano's testimony before the Nevada State Senate Committee on Taxation regarding Senate Bill 88.
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Fold democracy and let casinos rule by memo — Teachers' tax petition questioned.
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Industry heralds horror of plan to raise gaming tax — Foes warn that a proposal would jeopardize jobs and advocates claim casinos aren't paying their fair share.

Las Vegas Review-Journal, Wednesday, March 10, 1999
By Ed Vogel, Donrey Capital Bureau
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Carson City newspaper endorses Neal gaming tax hike — Nevada's capital city newspaper, the Carson City Nevada Appeal, has endorsed Sen. Joe Neal's proposal to hike the gross gaming tax on the state's largest, most profitable casinos. The Appeal is the first daily to endorse the proposal, joining Nevada's two alternative weeklies, Las Vegas City Life and the Reno News & Review. This comes on the heels of news of a record January for Reno-Sparks casinos and a 16.6 percent gain for Nevada gambling over January of 1998. The January win statewide totaled $807.2 million, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

"January was the first time clubs went over $800 million in any month since the board started compiling the monthly win reports in 1983," according to the Associated Press.

Carson City Nevada Appeal, Thursday, March 11, 1999
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(EDITOR'S NOTE — This link may not load. The Tahoe.com chain has changed its web configuration in the past few years. Sorry. If you want to see the piece, I'll send it upon request.)

Gambling wizards work their magic, make tax bill disappear.

Las Vegas Business Press, March 15, 1999
Jeff Schweers
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Carson City citizen backs tax hike — Time for Legislature to raise gaming tax.

Carson City Nevada Appeal, Wednesday, March 17, 1999
Opinion, by BUD HARRIS, Carson City
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