There’s a battle brewing within the Nevada Republican Party over whether to take a hard line against tax increases. Many GOP elected officials take a pragmatic line, while some activists would prefer an absolute "no new taxes" stance.
Anti-tax activist Chuck Muth isn’t even a Republican — he left the party a couple of years ago because it wasn’t conservative enough for him — but he has continued to push the GOP in a fiscally pure direction. Today, he’s penned a screed against Assembly Minority Leader Heidi Gansert, R-Reno, and others who voted today to hike the hotel room tax, something voters approved in November and Gov. Jim Gibbons, another supposedly anti-tax Republican, proposed in his budget.