Neb. Property Tax Relief Bill for Vets Advances, Chambers Doesn’t Vote

ernie-chambers(AP) — Some Nebraska veterans could receive more property tax relief under a bill moving through the Legislature.

The Legislature voted 28-0 to give the most severely injured veterans, such as those who are paralyzed or have missing limbs, a full homestead exemption. Spouses of such veterans who died from their disabilities also would be eligible for the exemption.

Veterans who were dishonorably discharged would not be eligible.

Sen. Pete Pirsch of Omaha, who introduced the bill, says the measure recognizes the sacrifices these veterans have made.

Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha says the bill was politically motivated and that not everyone who served in the military is a hero. Chambers was among nine senators who declined to vote on the bill.

  • hashime

    Not voting is the best thing this idiot can do. Hope he keeps it up.

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  • c69101

    Maybe ernie will sing for them again! Sheesh! This guys bat guano crazy!

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  • Progressive1

    This website is biased against E.C. and tells only half the story.

    E.C. is not an idiot. The true idiots are those who post here and call him an idiot. Many republicans fear E.C. because he is smarter than all of them combined. Republicans wrote the term limits into law with him in mind.

    E.C. points out that this is political showmanship to benifit only certian special intrest groups.

    Republicans have full stomachs and empty brains.

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    • c69101

      Hey toker, better get a spell check app before you insult other peoples intelligence! And the way you seem to idolize ole ernie, I`m thinking you might have a little crush on the idiot also!

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