Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval opposes repeal of commerce tax

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department headquarters. (KSNV)

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is opposing an idea to repeal the state's commerce tax brought forward by state Attorney General Adam Laxalt in his run for the governor's office next year.

The Nevada Appeal reported on Tuesday that the Republican governor says repealing the tax would cause irreparable harm as it would strip $390 million out of public education budgets.

Sandoval says the tax on gross business revenues of more than $4 million a year "has not hurt our ability to attract great companies to the state." He says most businesses have not voiced opposition against the tax.

Laxalt has stated that one of his goals is to strengthen public education and to expand special programs despite the proposed cut in revenue.

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