Neb. Sen. Dubas to Introduce Property Tax Proposal

Senator Annette Dubas

Senator Annette Dubas

(AP) — Nebraska state Sen. Annette Dubas, a candidate for governor, is planning to introduce a property tax relief measure when lawmakers convene next year.

The Democratic hopeful from Fullerton said Wednesday that her measure would reduce the property tax burden on homeowners and renters.

Property tax rates were one of the most common complaints raised by residents during a series of summer tax hearings. The Legislature’s Tax Modernization Committee is looking at possible reforms. Dubas says she has spoken informally with some committee members about her proposal, and will release more details before the session begins in January. She says state aid for education will be part of the plan.

Dubas is competing with former University of Nebraska Regent Chuck Hassebrook in the Democratic primary. Five Republicans are also running.