Campaign To Establish Business Tax For Schools In Washoe County Begins



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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

It would raise an estimated $500 to $800 million every year for schools. That could help restore money that has been cut since 2009.

Local business owner, Steve Funk says he may be affected by the tax, but voters must consider the past cuts to education.

“Right now we are delivering less for our kids than we have for ourselves and we have to turn that around if this state is going to survive," says Funk.

Teachers complained about summer temperatures in classrooms that were above 90 degrees, 12-year-old science textbooks and high teacher-to-student ratios. Trade unions and MGM Resorts oppose the measure.

They say it will cost thousands of jobs. 

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