With the 2017 Nebraska Legislative Session concluded, Reform for Nebraska’s Future took time to thank legislators who stood up to the special interests and pushed for property tax reform. While property tax reform remains elusive, providing meaningful property tax reform continued to be a central theme of this year’s legislative session. “Nebraskans need property tax […]
Tomorrow, the Nebraska Legislature is scheduled to conclude their current session without providing a solution to Nebraskans top priority – property tax reform. While there were some proposals that would have provided some relief to Nebraska home and property owners, the issue did not get the attention demanded by Nebraskans on the floor of the […]
Today the Nebraska Legislature failed to generate the needed 33 votes to pass cloture on the final bill that would provide needed property tax reform this year. LB461, introduced by Senator Jim Smith and supported by Governor Pete Ricketts only generated 27 votes of the 33 needed to pass cloture. Below is a statement by […]
Lincoln, Neb. – Reform for Nebraska’s Future released new polling data that further confirms that LB461 does not provide the tax relief that the majority of Nebraskans need. LB461 was introduced by Senator Jim Smith and has the backing of Governor Pete Ricketts. This proposal provides $10 of income tax cuts for every $1 of […]
While the Unicameral considers changing how agricultural land is assessed for property tax purposes, one critic says it’ll have little impact on farmers’ tax bills. Cedar County Assessor Donald Hoesing says any changes enacted in Lincoln won’t significantly lower taxes, especially in rural counties.
As almost any public school board member or superintendent can tell you, many of our state’s citizens are screaming for property tax reform while also being fully supportive of adequately funding our public schools. According to a poll conducted by “Reform for Nebraska’s Future,” 77 percent of respondents indicated they were supportive of property tax […]
Lincoln, Neb. – This afternoon, LB461 stalled in the Nebraska Legislature. This legislation prioritized income tax cuts supported by special interests in both Nebraska and nationally. Nebraskans have been very clear that they want property tax reform, but LB461 does not provide the meaningful relief needed to remove the burden that high and increasing property […]
Nebraska lawmakers should turn a skeptical eye toward a state tax-cut proposal known as Legislative Bill 461 when the measure is debated Friday. While the dedication by Sen. Jim Smith of Papillion, the Governor’s Office and others who worked to assemble LB 461 deserves respect, parts of the proposal raise major concerns and uncertainties.
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 […]
quotes Trent Fellers, Executive Director of Reform for Nebraska’s Future — Gov. Pete Ricketts touts this year’s major income tax package as “tax relief for all Nebraskans,” with the highest-percentage cuts going to middle- and low-income taxpayers. That would be true for the first couple of years, if Legislative Bill 461 passed. But a […]