WASHINGTON – Nevada has flourished as a low tax, business friendly state turning a desert into a paradise. But Gov. Bobby Guinn (R) is seeking a tax bill that may just dry Nevada\’s oasis out by choking the state with new taxes.

Nevada stands to receive nearly $96.73 million in federal aid from President Bush\’s latest tax cut. This makes the argument for a tax hike even weaker. Many of these new taxes are aimed at the businesses that have made Nevada the bustling state that it is.

"Nevada legislators must not target the businesses that pump the life into their state," said taxpayer advocate Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform. "Gov. Guinn\’s tax hike stomps on the industries and the people that have invested the most in Nevada. Increased taxes will drain the state, leaving its economy as dry as its land."

Some brave Nevada Legislators have voted against the tax bill:

Sen. Maggie Carlton (D-Clark)
Sen. Barbara Cegavske (R-Clark)
Sen. Bob Coffin (D-Clark)
Sen. Warren Hardy (R-Clark)
Sen. Ann O\’Connell (R-Clark)
Sen. Sandra Tiffany (R-Clark)
Sen. Dina Titus (D-Clark)
Sen. Valerie Wiener (D-Clark)

Further, these assembly members oppose the $860 million tax increase:

Bob Beers (R-Las Vegas)
Chad Christensen (R-Las Vegas)
David Brown (R-Henderson)
Dawn Gibbons (R-Reno)
Don Gustavson (R-Sun Valley)
Garn Mabey (R-Las Vegas)
John Carpenter (R-Elko)
Joe Hardy (R-Boulder City)
John Marvel (R-Battle Mountain)
Lynn Hettrick (R-Gardnerville)
Pete Goicoechea (R-Eureka)
Ron Knecht (R-Carson City)
Rod Sherer (R-Pahrump)
Sharon Angle (R-Reno)
Tom Grady (R-Yerington)
Valerie Weber (R-Las Vegas)
Walter Andonov (R-Henderson)