Legitimizing the World's Oldest Profession...

In times of economic turmoil, when states run budget deficits and when programs are being cut back and shut down, legislators often scour the statutes of their jurisdictions in an attempt to find someone, somewhere who isn't being taxed. Therefore, particularly in times like these, it would be rare to find a situation where an industry or profession wasn't being taxed in any way.

It would, of course, be even rarer to find an industry whose cries to be taxed went consistently unanswered. However, that is exactly what is happening in Nevada as the brothel industry's attempts to gain some legitimacy through their contributions to the state's coffers have once again proven unsuccessful. Particulars on the latest attempt as well as a bit of the history of brothel taxation in Nevada can be found in the Las Vegas Sun can be found here.

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