Heineman Open to Different Neb. Property Tax Bills

Posted 9 months ago

By Scott Carlson

dave-heineman(AP) — Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has called on lawmakers to reduce the taxable value of farm and ranch land, but he’s willing to embrace alternative proposals that would reduce property taxes.

Heineman said Tuesday that he would also support proposals to increase funding for Nebraska’s property-tax credit fund, which is used to offset property tax bills statewide.

The Nebraska Farm Bureau and Nebraska Cattlemen have argued that reducing the taxable value of ag land would help farmers and ranchers. Opponents say it would erode the local tax base for rural schools, and do little to benefit urban residents.

The property tax credit fund has held steady at $115 million, while statewide property values have increased.

Heineman says he wants to see “responsible and meaningful” income- and property-tax relief passed this year.


  • Progressive1

    Republican foundations are pulling the strings on their puppet governor. These foundations pushed these reforms on many Republican states last year. Kansas now has a $700 million dollar shortfall and has raised sales taxes to try to make up for it.

    These reforms are a disaster in other states that passed them.

    These taxes go to schools. Money spent on education is a wise investment and Heineman is a terrible governor.

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    • c69101

      Then move sissy boy!

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      • Progressive1

        Typical Republican. No substance to your post. Farmers get a 25% rate cut as it is.

        Property taxes are local and go mostly to local schools. Heineman should keep his hands off of this.

        So much for Republicans being for ‘local control’ of governments.

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        • c69101

          Are you jumping up and down and throwing a little hissy fit nancy boy?

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