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 […]

Krist Proposal a Positive Step Following Failure of LB461

Two days after a bill supported by Governor Pete Ricketts and Revenue Committee Chairman, Jim Smith failed to garner the necessary 33 votes for cloture; Senator Bob Krist introduced proposal yesterday that would provide increased property tax relief. Senator Krist opposed the Ricketts/Smith bill because like many, it didn’t provide necessary property tax relief and […]

Statement: Nebraska Legislature Fails Again to Provide Needed Property Tax Reform

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 […]

A Vote for Cloture on LB461 is a Vote Opposing Property Tax Reform

Today is a big day. Even though Speaker Jim Scheer instituted a rule that required all legislation to attain the 33 votes necessary to pass cloture, he is bringing back LB461, which failed to generated this support 11 days ago. LB461 provides little to no property tax relief for home, business, and agricultural property owners […]

Press Release – Poll – Property Tax Relief Clear Priority Over Income Tax Cuts

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 […]

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 […]

Dispute threatens Nebraska tax package

Despite an effort to unite Nebraska farmers and business owners behind a sweeping tax plan, the groups remain sharply divided over which taxes to cut and some worry the opposing views could make already difficult changes all but impossible. The package championed by Gov. Pete Ricketts remains in limbo as lawmakers approach the 60th day […]

Property Tax Pressure on Nebraskans Continues

In a recent article in the Daily Nebraskan, Nebraska farmer Vern Jantzen voices his concern on Nebraska’s tax system that is currently burdening property owners who have seen rates increase tremendously over the past ten years. In the past, lawmakers have promised property tax reform, but the lack of proposals coming out of our Capitol […]