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Gov. Ricketts, Revenue Committee Work Together to Move Property Tax Relief Forward

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LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, Revenue Committee members, and cabinet members issued statements following news that the Revenue Committee voted to advance the Nebraska Property Tax Cuts and Opportunities Act (LB 947) for debate by the full Legislature. 


Governor Pete Ricketts: “Thank you to Chairman Smith and the Revenue Committee for their significant investment of time and work to move the Nebraska Property Tax Cuts and Opportunities Act (LB 947) forward.  High property taxes are hurting farm families and homeowners across our state, and the Legislature needs to take action this session.  I look forward to working with pro-growth Senators to deliver this major property tax relief for the people of Nebraska.”


Revenue Committee Chair Jim Smith: “Thank you to our committee members who have worked together to move major tax relief forward.  This has been a collaborative process, and today’s action is a significant step forward.  The Governor and I are committed to working with the full Legislature to get tax relief done this session.”


Agriculture Committee Chair Lydia Brasch: "Nebraska's farm families need property tax relief now.  Today, the Revenue Committee took a significant step towards making that a reality by advancing the Nebraska Property Tax Cuts and Opportunities Act.  I urge my colleagues to step up and commit to getting this property tax relief passed this session."


General Affairs Committee Chair Tyson Larson: "Doing property tax relief is at the top of the list of priorities for Nebraska families, and today's decision to advance LB 947 ensures that the entire Legislature will vote up or down on this issue.  I urge Nebraskans who want to see property tax relief to contact their senators now and make their voices heard."


Banking, Commerce, and Insurance Committee Chair Brett Lindstrom: "Tax relief is critical to growing our communities and putting more money back in the pockets of our families.  I appreciate the commitment of my colleagues to making tax relief a priority.  I am hopeful that urban and rural senators will come together on the floor and do the right thing for taxpayers by passing LB 947."


Lt. Governor Mike Foley: “Governor Ricketts has been working with Senators relentlessly to deliver tax relief.  The Nebraska Property Tax Cuts and Opportunities Act contains major tax relief for farmers, ranchers, homeowners, and job creators.  I urge Senators to seize this opportunity and to work to get this to the Governor’s desk before session concludes in the next few weeks.”


Agriculture Director Steve Wellman: “The governor’s proposal, the Nebraska Property Tax Cuts and Opportunities Act (LB 947), provides an opportunity for rural and urban senators to work together to deliver major, responsible relief that fits within the budget.  I urge senators to work together and get property tax relief done through LB 947 this session, so our farm families get the relief they need this year.”


Economic Development Director Dave Rippe: “To remain competitive, Nebraska must improve our tax climate.  The Nebraska Property Tax Cuts and Opportunities Act achieves that by delivering major property tax relief and providing the first business income tax rate reduction in a generation.  This would be a significant win for the economic development community and everyone working to grow Nebraska.”


Tax Commissioner Tony Fulton: “The Governor and Revenue Committee have demonstrated a great commitment in time and effort towards delivering major tax relief.  We look forward to working with the entire Legislature to pass the Nebraska Property Tax Cuts and Opportunities Act and get major tax relief done for Nebraskans.”