Nevada’s legal brothels are practically begging the state to tax them, hoping the extra revenue for schools, parks and health care will endear them to the public and give them more political security and, ultimately, more business.
But the politicians are not interested…
"The governor just thinks it’s a local government issue and not part of his agenda," spokesman Greg Bortolin said. "He thinks, as well, that he would be affirming the industry if he came out in support of the bill."
Nevada is the only state where prostitution is legal. But the state keeps the industry at arm’s length. It does not levy a business tax on houses of ill repute; it bars them from advertising; and it doesn’t allow them in the state’s largest urban area, Las Vegas.
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