CARSON CITY (AP) — A measure that would have extended a payroll tax has failed to clear the state Senate after not receiving a two-thirds majority.
The Senate Democratic caucus argues the funds from the bill would go toward teacher pay raises and funds for school safety efforts. Democrats threw their support around the measure, but the legislation failed to pass with a two-thirds majority due to Republican opposition.
Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro argued lawmakers can choose between corporate tax breaks or funding education.
Republicans argue there is a surplus in the state budget to fund the efforts -- an idea Cannizzaro pushed back on.