Nevada Senate advances Gov. Brian Sandoval's tax plan

April 21, 2015 10:17 PM

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A major component of Gov. Brian Sandoval's ambitious attempt to raise or extend $1.1 billion in taxes over the next two years passed a Senate vote Tuesday, although it could face tough times ahead in the less predictable Assembly.

Senators voted 17-4 to advance SB252, which gave the bill the constitutionally required two-thirds majority it needed to pass. Proponents said it would raise the revenue needed to move Nevada's school system forward.

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