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HENDERSON – Senate Republican leader Michael Roberson, R-Henderson, issued the following statement after today’s Nevada Supreme Court ruling on a new income tax on Nevada citizens:
“Today’s ruling by our Supreme Court effectively sets off a timely and necessary debate in Nevada. The legislature, and ultimately the voters, will soon decide whether we create — for the first time in Nevada history — a state income tax on our citizens. We will debate whether implementing an income tax on Nevadans helps create job opportunities, or crushes them. We will debate whether an income tax helps grow Nevada’s middle class, or further smothers it. And, we will debate whether implementing an income tax helps attract new businesses and industries to Nevada, or whether it effectively shuts down such efforts.
“This is a critically important debate, and one that I’m eager to engage in with my legislative colleagues and with the voters who have given me the opportunity to serve. I am proud to live and work in a state that has – throughout our long history – rejected imposing income-based taxes on our citizens. It is my hope we can keep Nevada unique in that regard and continue with Governor Sandoval’s successful economic growth agenda. For that reason, I strongly oppose this income tax proposal.”