Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Nonprofit Groups Lobby For Tax Break on Slot Machines.(Metropolitan)

Byline: Wren Propp Journal Capitol Bureau

Nonprofit clubs with slot machines will again ask the Legislature to lower taxes on their gambling profits, club representatives said Tuesday.

Ernie Olague, a representative of the American Legion in New Mexico, said clubs statewide want the 25 percent state tax on slot machine profits to be lowered to 15 percent or 10 percent.

The clubs will be lobbying state legislators and Gov. Gary Johnson during the upcoming legislative session, which begins Jan. 16, lobbyist William Previtti said.

Two measures to lower the tax to 15 percent were introduced during this year's regular legislative session but both died. …

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