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Gov. Ricketts to Legislature: Start Working on Tax Relief Instead of Tax Hikes

For Immediate Release:

5:55PM CT on May 16, 2019


Media Contacts:  

Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970

Eric Maher, 402-471-1974


Media Release:

Gov. Ricketts to Legislature: Start Working on Tax Relief Instead of Tax Hikes


LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that the Legislature would consider a new version of a plan to hike taxes on working families.  The plan is contained in AM 1846 to LB 183, which is awaiting second-round debate.


“Nebraskans want and need tax relief not tax hikes,” said Governor Ricketts.  “Senators continue to pursue the failed policy of raising taxes on working families and pitting Nebraskans against each other.  I urge Senators to reject this newest tax swap plan, and to start working on controlling spending to do tax relief instead of raising taxes on hardworking Nebraskans.”


AM 1846 proposes new taxes on home repair services (roofing, siding, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and painting) veterinary services, moving services, storage services, car repairs, bottled water, candy, pop, ice, clothes cleaning (dry cleaning and laundry services), Uber, Lyft, personal care, hair care, nail care, skin care, hair removal, tattoos, body modifications, interior decoration, limousine and taxi rides, lawn care, gardening, landscaping, parking services, swimming pool cleaning, dating services, escort services, telefloral delivery, wedding planning, weight loss programs, and personal training.