PRESS RELEASE: Reform for Nebraska’s Future Thanks Nebraska’s Property Tax Reform Advocates

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 […]

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Statement: Legislature Concludes Without Addressing Property Tax Problem

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 […]

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Prioritize both tax reform, adequate funding of public education

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 […]

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PRESS RELEASE: LB461 Stalled Due to Lack of Meaningful Property Tax Reform

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 […]

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Editorial: Nebraska tax-cut bill raises serious concerns and question marks

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.

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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 […]

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In tax plan backed by Ricketts, wealthier Nebraskans could see largest benefits after 2020

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 […]

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