Senate Majority Leader Bill Raggio says he'll introduce legislation to increase real estate sales taxes to help Washoe County schools, but he's not sure he'll support it.
The Washoe County School District is seeking the legislation to help fund new school construction and maintain existing schools.
A 3-percent cap on property tax growth imposed by the 2005 Legislature has limited the school district's ability to pay for such projects.
Superintendent Paul Dugan says its passage would put Washoe
County on par with Clark County and some smaller counties in Nevada
that use property transfer taxes to fund school capital improvement
Raggio, a Reno Republican, says introducing the bill will give school district officials a chance to make their case. But he says that doesn't he'll support it.
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