This week, the Legislature’s Revenue Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on LB 289, a bill proposing the largest tax increase in the history of Nebraska.
April 23, 2019
April 16, 2019
April 15th is National Tax Day, and it’s a reminder that we have a long way to go to make Nebraska more competitive on tax policy. Overall, the Tax Foundation ranks Nebraska 24th nationally for tax climate. As a state that relishes national championships, we should also work to be #1 in tax competitiveness, so we can grow Nebraska.
April 09, 2019
As Nebraskans recover from the most devastating natural disaster in our state’s history, the Legislature continues to work on the next two-year budget and property tax relief. While Senators work, it’s important that they approach these issues in a way that brings people together and provides tax relief for all Nebraskans.
April 02, 2019
As we continue to recover from flooding, the effects of our state’s most widespread natural disaster will be felt in the months and years to come. Even though great challenges lie ahead, Nebraskans have proven themselves time and again to be strong and resilient. No matter how tough the challenge, we rise to meet it. This time, we will do it again, and we will rebuild bigger and better than before.
March 26, 2019
Over the last two weeks, the response to the flooding has been incredible in both small and big ways. The Scribner Trap Team spent Saturday helping their neighbors with clean up in Fremont. Nebraskans came together on #NebraskaStrong Day to give $441,919 towards flood relief through a partnership with the Nebraska Broadcasters and the American Red Cross. Nebraska and national celebrities—from Larry the Cable Guy and Hannah Huston to Justin Timberlake and Tori Kelly—have stepped up to ... read more
March 19, 2019
This past week will forever be remembered for the historic, devastating flooding our state experienced. In scope of reach, we believe it is the most widespread natural disaster in our state’s history. As Nebraskans, we will get through this together as we always have.
March 12, 2019
It is National Ag Week in Nebraska, and we are celebrating our state’s number one industry. This week, the Department of Agriculture and I will be visiting with some of the farm families and ranchers who are building opportunity in communities across our state and growing the food that helps feed the world.
March 05, 2019
First in the nation for fiscal condition according to Georgetown’s Mercatus Center. Second best for regulatory environment by Forbes’ measure and second best for cost of doing business in CNBC’s rankings. Third best in the nation for wage growth. Fourth best for workforce participation. And the fifth on Forbes’ “Best States for Business” list.
February 26, 2019
Since taking office, property tax relief for Nebraskans has been my top priority. Working with the Legislature, we increased the Property Tax Credit Relief Fund by 60 percent over the past four years. Right now, I have three property tax relief proposals before the Legislature. This week, I will be testifying on two of them during a hearing in the Revenue Committee.
February 19, 2019
It’s well-known that Nebraska is a pro-life state. Over the years, Senators, Governors, and pro-life advocates have worked to make Nebraska a national leader in public policy protecting the dignity of human life. Less than a year ago, the Legislature stood with Nebraskans and voted for a pro-life budget. This was a big step forward in protecting the dignity of human life.