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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

PRESS RELEASE: Statement by Mark Fahleson About Proposal to Raid the Property Tax Relief Fund

Lincoln, NE – In response to Sen. Jim Smith’s proposal to raid the property tax relief fund to fund income tax cuts, Mark Fahleson, Chairman of Reform for Nebraska’s Future provided the following statement: “Last month Nebraskans packed the halls of the State Capitol to urge the Legislature’s Revenue Committee to advance real property tax […]

A Week of Action for RNF and Property Tax Reform

It’s been a busy week, and we’re just getting started. Yesterday and late into the evening, Reform for Nebraska’s Future (RNF) stood alongside Nebraskans from across the state in support of two bills that would provide meaningful property tax reform and were up for debate during the Legislative Revenue Committee’s hearing. Introduced by Senator Tom […]