(Carson City, NV) – Senate Republicans released the following statement regarding Judge Russell’s ruling on the unconstitutional tax increases passed by Nevada Democrats in the 2019 legislative session.
“We appreciate the District Court ruling that passage of Senate Bill 542 and Senate Bill 551 violated the Nevada Constitution.
Both bills increase revenue to the state, and their passage did not meet the constitutionally required two-thirds approval of state senators. The majority party violated the long-standing constitutional protection overwhelmingly approved by Nevada voters in two general elections. You cannot raise taxes with a simple majority vote.
Today was a victory for Nevada citizens and the 23,000 employers in our state who have been affected by this unprecedented violation of the Nevada Constitution.”