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Key senators cite drawbacks in governor's tax, health care and prison proposals


Some state senators see drawbacks in Gov. Dave Heineman’s proposals dealing with tax cuts, health care and reforming “good-time” practices in state prisons, three major goals he said he wanted the Legislature to accomplish this session.

Sen. Health Mello of Omaha, chairman of the Appropriations Committee, said he is especially worried about the long-term effects of Heineman’s tax plan, which would lower income taxes by 6 percent and and lower agricultural land valuations by 10 percentage points. With the governor in his last year in office, the Legislature would be left to deal with...

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