Vegas Voters Split On Tax For More Police

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Clark County, Nv., voters are split over a proposal to raise sales taxes to put more police officers on the streets, says a poll of likely voters conducted for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Forty-eight percent of those polled said they would approve a quarter-cent increase next year and another quarter-cent increase in 2009 if it means more officers. Almost the same number, 46 percent, said they would vote against the proposal. The public usually reacts negatively to new taxes, says the Review Journal, and it will be up to Sheriff Bill Young and his supporters . . .

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