Judge Gives OK to Nevada Mining Tax Initiative
April 2012 by Sandra CherebA proposed constitutional amendment to raise the cap on mining taxes can proceed as written, a state judge ruled March 14.
The petition seeks specific changes to existing Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management regulations to restore the intent of Congress and federal preemption.
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Unfortunately, mining is politically unpopular and support of the mining industry, no matter how many jobs it brings to a state, even in times of difficult financial need, is never popular among politicians of any stripe.
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I hope this case inspires some of you. It shows that miners can and do succeed when they are persistent and well-prepared, even when representing themselves against state and federal attorneys in a court of law.
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