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Gov. Ricketts, Craft Brewers to Host “Raise Glasses, Not Taxes” Events Across Nebraska on March 1st

Media Contacts:  

Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970

Eric Maher, 402-471-1974


Events to highlight devastating impact of legislative proposals to raise many taxes including those on locally-produced beer.


OMAHA – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild announced three “Raise Glasses, Not Taxes” events on March 1, 2019 to stop tax increases on craft beer, spirits, wine, and other goods.  The tax increases are contained in LB 314 and LB 497, which are currently under consideration in the Legislature.  Three events will be held simultaneously in Omaha, Lincoln, and Grand Island. 


“We are urging the Legislature to oppose tax increases on craft brewers and other Nebraska goods and services,” said Governor Ricketts.  “In urban and rural areas across our state, these tax hikes will kill job opportunities for Nebraska families and inhibit continued growth in tourism and economic development.”


Each event will feature a short program as well as drinks for purchase.  Attendees will be given the opportunity to write their Senator at the event.  Questions can be directed to the Governor’s Office at 402-471-2244 or Gabby at the Craft Brewers Guild at 402-649-5486.


These events are open to the public.


Raise Glasses, Not Taxes with Gov. Ricketts in Omaha

Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm on March 1st

Location: Brickway Brewery & Distillery, 1116 Jackson St, Omaha, NE 68102


Raise Glasses, Not Taxes in Lincoln

Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm on March 1st

Location: Blue Blood Brewing Co., 925 Robbers Cave Rd, Lincoln, NE 68502


Raise Glasses, Not Taxes in Grand Island

Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm on March 1st

Location: Kinkaider Brewing Co., 316 N Pine St, Grand Island, NE 68801