A Nevada legislative panel approved regulations sought by Secretary of State, Ross Miller to limit business license fee exemptions for some home-based businesses.
In a party-line, 4-2 vote, the Legislative Subcommittee to Review Regulations approved the measure that Secretary of State Ross Miller said was needed to fix an error discovered after his office took over collecting the $200 state business fee in 2009 from the Department of Taxation.
Notice what the story carefully avoided. The “party-line, 4-2 vote” meant that the four Democrat members of the panel voted to raise the taxes on the productive citizens of Nevada and to support Democrat, Ross Miller in his lust for more of our resources.
Miller estimated 60,000 entities claim to be home-based businesses, and that the state is losing about $10 million annually.
Everyone knows that $10 million annually would always be better spent by our bureaucrats and politicians than by us mere mortals.
This matter was under consideration by the 2011 Legislature but it died when the Legislature failed to complete the action and get it to the governor.
What I find puzzling is if a matter required legislation and the Governor’s signature to make law, then how can a group of Democrats make it happen without the Legislature and the Governor. Silly me, the answer is right in front of me. They’re Democrats. They don’t need no stinkin’ badges.