Press Release: Reform for Nebraska’s Future Releases Updated Legislative Report Card

Lincoln, Neb. – As the Nebraska Legislature begins general debate on a number of proposals, Reform for Nebraska’s Future (RNF) is specifically watching two proposals closely, both of which fall far short of providing the comprehensive property tax reform many politicians have promised. “These proposals miss the mark to make Nebraska’s tax system more equitable […]

Lincoln Journal Star Voices Serious Concerns About LB461

As LB461 makes its way through the unicameral, Sen. Jim Smith and Gov. Pete Ricketts are attempting to pitch it as the best of both worlds. Sadly, the bill falls short of an acceptable compromise. The sad truth is that LB461 will do little to alleviate property taxes, providing absolutely no relief for homeowners whose […]

PRESS RELEASE: Statement by Mark Fahleson on LB461

Lincoln, Neb. – Following the passage of LB461 by the Legislative Revenue Committee, Mark Fahleson, Chairman of Reform for Nebraska’s Future (RNF) provided the following statement: “LB461 falls short of providing property tax reform for Nebraskans. According to a recent poll, 77 percent of Nebraskans support property tax reform and 62 percent say that this is […]

A Voice to Property Tax Reform

Jerrine Racek Harris is a farm owner in Morse Bluff who has spent years building up her family’s farm into a successful business like the generations before her. And like thousands of other Nebraska property owners, Jerrine is deeply concerned with how our state’s skyrocketing property taxes are affecting the future of landowners. “I fear […]

Sen. Smith’s Revenue Committee Still Far Short of Providing Property Tax Reform

Following a four-day break, the Legislature is due back at the Capitol.  The Revenue Committee is planning to meet today to discuss proposals that can be brought together into a package to provide tax relief. Last week, Senator Jim Smith offered a proposal that would treat the property tax relief fund as a slush fund, […]

PRESS RELEASE: Home and Property Owners Paid the Most Property Taxes in 2016

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Americans paid a record amount in state and local property taxes in 2016. Reform for Nebraska’s Future’s Chairman, Mark Fahleson provided the following statement in regard to this announcement. “Nebraska home and property owners have been living through the overreliance on property taxes imposed by the state and local […]

PRESS RELEASE: Reform for Nebraska’s Future Announces Radio Ad Buy

Lincoln, Neb. – Reform for Nebraska’s Future announces an aggressive radio advertising campaign highlighting a proposal by Senator Jim Smith that would raise property taxes on Nebraskans. With the Nebraska Legislative Revenue Committee considering a proposal to raid the property tax relief fund in order to provide income tax cuts for the wealthiest of Nebraskans, […]

Senator Watermeier has not Lost Sight of the Top Priority

Property tax reform has been a top topic of discussion around the Capitol this week and for good reason. Funding Nebraska on the state and local levels are heavily dependent on homeowners and property owners. Property taxes account for nearly 50 percent of all state revenues, which is an unsustainable way to fund Nebraska’s priorities. […]

Sen. Smith’s Proposal Only Increases Taxes

Today, details about Sen. Jim Smith’s latest proposal were reveled in an Omaha World Herald story by Martha Stoddard. Instead of property tax reform, the proposal would actually increase property taxes in order to provide small income tax cuts for the wealthiest of Nebraskans. Yes. You read that correctly. Nebraskans pay the seventh highest property […]