Advocate of Higher Nevada Casino Taxes Tries Again

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A proponent of higher casino taxes, rebuffed by a judge who said his tax proposals were too broad, filed another proposal on Monday to erase a one-subject rule from Nevada's initiative law.

Las Vegas attorney Kermitt Waters filed his latest referendum petition to amend the Nevada Constitution with the secretary of state's office. That followed a judge's ruling last month against two plans by Waters to boost taxes on the state's biggest casinos.

Waters' earlier proposals would have raised such taxes to about 20 percent to generate up to $2 billion a year for teachers' pay, highway construction and other projects.

Carson City District Judge Bill Maddox said the initiatives didn't comply with a state law requiring an initiative to be limited to one subject.

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