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Clark County, Nevada Sheriff Pushing “More Cops” Sales Tax Increase

Indirect Tax, ONESOURCE, Sales and Use Tax July 31, 2013

In Nevada, Clark County’s Sheriff Doug Gillespie is lobbying the seven County Commissioners for a .15% sales tax increase throughout the county to fund additional police officers and also avoid next year’s potential layoffs. Las Vegas’s Metropolitan Police Department is looking at a $30 million deficit, which will eventually cause a reduction of police officers; currently, the city and the county share the costs of this department. Speaking on his vote lobbying, Gillespie says “I’d love 7-0, I’ve told them that, and that’s my goal. I think that sends a really good message.” The tax increase would also generate revenue for the Henderson, Mesquite, and North Las Vegas police departments.