Nevada: Clark County teachers union seeks to boost gaming taxes through ballot measure Megan Messerly and Jackie Valley, Nevada Independent · January 15, 2020 at 6:49 am The Clark County Education Association is seeking to raise the state’s gaming tax rate on the largest companies from 6.75 percent to 9.75 percent by placing a measure on the 2022 ballot. It’s the first of two initiative petitions the union plans to file to boost taxes for education, the union’s executive director, John Vellardita, said Tuesday in an interview. He expects the other petition to be filed later this week. Although Vellardita wouldn’t reveal the other targeted revenue stream, he said the two proposed tax increases would bring in an additional $1.4 billion each year. He described it as the “final fix” for the state’s chronically underfunded K-12 education system. “We’re highly confident that we’ll get them filed,” he said.