Nevadans for Nevada

In Nevadans for Nevada et al. v. Beers et al., 142 P.3d 339 (Nev. 2006), the Nevada Supreme Court held unanimously that the Tax and Spending Control for Nevada (TASC) initiative petition should be struck from the November 2006 ballot. The Court ruled that the TASC proponents’ failure to follow the constitutional requirement that an exact copy of the petition be filed with the Secretary of State prior to circulation invalidated the initiative.

TASC would have severely curtailed public services in Nevada by limiting state and local government spending to an inflexible growth formula. The right-wing Americans for Limited Government has targeted similar “taxpayer bill of rights” initiative measures at seven other states this year.