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Appropriations Committee Cuts Gov. Ricketts’ Property Tax Relief Recommendation in Half

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Eric Maher, 402-471-1974

 

Media Release:

Appropriations Committee Cuts Gov. Ricketts’ Property Tax Relief Recommendation in Half

 

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that the Appropriations Committee cut the Governor’s recommendation for property tax relief in half.  The Committee voted to increase the Property Tax Credit Relief Fund by $26 million instead of the $51 million increase recommended by Governor Ricketts.

 

“This decision by the Appropriations Committee sends the message that the Legislature would rather keep taxpayer money for future spending rather than give taxpayers the relief they have been asking for.  In a time when our farmers and homeowners need relief, it is wrong for Senators to withhold property tax credits.  Thank you to Senators Clements and Erdman who did the right thing for taxpayers and supported giving additional relief to Nebraskans.”