Join us for a live blog tomorrow of the IFC tax study working group

Victor Joecks

The Interim Finance Committee working group that will select a group to conduct a tax study for Nevada is meeting again tomorrow at 9 a.m.

Join us as I live blog the meeting, and feel free to ask any questions you have in the comments section. You can watch the meeting over the Internet as well (this meeting is the first item on that page).

Another working group – which will attempt to provide political cover for the tax increases that the study is almost certain to recommend – is meeting next Tuesday at 9 a.m. I’ll be live blogging that meeting as well.

Also of note, there is a meeting between state and local lawmakers happening right now at which city and county officials are presenting their case that they should be able to raise taxes without having to appeal to the Nevada Legislature.

In an unprecedented summit, city and county officials from across the state gather today in Henderson to discuss issues like whether they should have the power to tax and whether the Legislature should be allowed to take local government tax revenue…

“When they came to us during the session all they wanted was higher taxes, higher fees,” said Assemblywoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick, D-North Las Vegas. “It is good they have to come to the Legislature for approval (of tax measures).”

Ironically, Assemblywoman Kirkpatrick also voted for a record-setting, billion-dollar tax hike during this year’s legislative session.