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Tax battles expected to dominate Nevada Legislature in 2021

The Nevada Legislature building is located in Carson City, Nevada
Posted at 1:33 PM, Jan 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 08:27:45-05

CARSON CITY (AP) — The Nevada Legislature is scheduled to reconvene on Monday for a four-month legislative session.

Lawmakers are expected to focus primarily on balancing the state's budget amid a pandemic that has devastated the economy and left them with less revenue to divvy up among departments.

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They will either have to make cuts, raise taxes, or hope a sooner-than-expected recovery will yield more tax revenue than projected.

Proposals to raise taxes on property and on specific industries like gambling or mining are set to be considered.

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Democrats enter the session with majorities in both legislative chambers despite losing several seats in November 2020.