Nevada Initiatives

LPNevada will be working to support ongoing initiatives and to fight others. Below are three important initiatives we will be working on:

  • The Education Initiative (aka the Margin Tax). LPNevada is strongly opposed to this initiative. This will be on the ballot this November and we will fight tooth and nail against it. In essence, the Education Initiative (also known as the Margin Tax) is a 2% tax on the gross revenues of all businesses in Nevada, regardless of whether your company is making a profit or losing money. Revenues from the tax will be allocated to public schools., from kindergarten through high school, and kept in the State Distributive School Account. In a time where Nevada is among the highest in national unemployment, this will be a deterrent for companies to expand or to relocate in Nevada.

  • Marriage Equality. The LPNevada is supporting the 2016 ballot measure to substitute gender neutral definition of marriage in Nevada (marriage equality). In the long term, we hope to end the State's interference in people's relationships entirely. However, we recognize that there is a long road to marriage freedom and favor an incremental approach as a matter of practicality. As long as government discriminates on the basis of people's relationship status, there is no grounds for them to create additional arbitrary restrictions. There is no reason to censor the individual rights of same sex unions. In order to restore this essential freedom, we intend to submit an amicus brief in favor of the plaintiffs in Sevcik v. Sandoval, Jackson v. Abercrombie, and Latta v. Otter. We also fully support the 2016 ballot initiative to repeal the unconstitutional and unconscionable ban on same sex marriage in the Nevada Constitution. Las Vegas is a marriage capital of the world and legalizing same sex marriage will lead to substantial revenues and increased tourism throughout Nevada.

  • Initiative to Regulate and Tax Marijuana Like Alcohol. LPNevada is supporting this initiative. We are working with and supporting The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol to qualify a measure for the November 2016 ballot that would end marijuana prohibition in Nevada and replace it with a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol. Marijuana sales would be conducted by licensed businesses that generate new tax revenue for our state and its localities. Law enforcement officials would be able to redirect their time and resources toward addressing serious crimes. And adults 21 and older who use marijuana responsibly would no longer face arrest and prosecution. In order to qualify for the 2016 ballot, the campaign must submit more than 100K valid signatures by Nov. 11, 2014. You can contact us to sign the petition!

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