Union’s Tax Initiative Sparks Nevada Democratic Civil War

The AFL-CIO originally supported the tax but reversed course after a study determined that it would seriously undermine the state’s competitiveness as a business location, and some firms that had targeted the state as a relocation site said they would reconsider if the tax passed.  The AFL-CIO, which helped collect signatures to put the measure on the ballot also balked when the teachers’ union got greedy and raised the proposed rate on the tax to 2 percent, up from 0.8 percent.

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