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 Legislature.

Below is a statement by Mark Fahleson, Chairman of Reform for Nebraska’s Future about the Legislature’s premature conclusion:

“It is disappointing that our elected leaders have chosen to conclude their work early without delivering a solution to Nebraskans’ top legislative priority. Senators have been meeting for five months and have very little to show for it. Governor Ricketts and countless members of the Legislature promised Nebraskans property tax reform and the conclusion of the legislative session is just the latest of many missed opportunities for these politicians to deliver on their promises. Property tax reform is necessary. If the Legislature and the Governor can’t get it done, it might now be time that Nebraskans look at alternative ways to get this done. Reform for Nebraska’s Future will continue to push for property tax reform and is happy to work with any individuals or groups who are also interested in providing reform. If the politicians cannot be counted on to provide solutions to Nebraskans most pressing needs then we must get this done without them.”