This unsuccessful campaign in the Nevada state legislature failed to increase the state gasoline tax to fund transportation improvements throughout the state. Nevada’s proposed legislation included an annual two-cents-per-gallon gasoline tax increase to fund state highway and bridge improvements. This flat gasoline tax would have generated $300 million during the first year, and over the next ten years, it would have brought in roughly $3 billion in new revenues. Possible factors for the bill’s inability to move forward include the governor’s opposition to any new taxes, the lack of external coalitions in support of the proposal, and a lack of support from the state leadership. For example, the governor made a vow to oppose any new tax proposals, which was a shared sentiment of some Republicans in the Nevada legislature.
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