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Reid: 'I Will Do Everything I Can' To Stop Nevada Tax Repeal

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sen. Harry Reid says he'll do anything he can to help Gov. Brian Sandoval's tax package survive a potential challenge at the ballot.

The Democratic senator said the Republican governor's work getting the $1.1 billion package through the Legislature this spring was "masterful." He said in an interview Thursday in Reno that it would be a disservice to Nevada "if the crazies were able to prevail."

Opponents of the tax say the package was adopted against the will of voters who overwhelmingly rejected the margins tax on the 2014 ballot.

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One group has filed a long-shot petition to repeal the entire three-part package, while another group is planning a campaign to repeal just one portion of it. Organizers of that effort say they might file as early as next week.