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By Doug Kagan
President, Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom 

Reader Opinion


January 19, 2018


High property taxes in Nebraska are taxing people, especially senior citizens, out of their homes. Farmers and ranchers in the current economy cannot hold onto their land or consider passing landed inheritances from the 1800s to their children. For too long, the Legislature has flirted with ideas for property tax relief but has failed to begin the process of passing substantive property tax reform. Finally, Sen. Steve Erdman has taken the challenge, leading with his 50-50 plan in LB 829, an excellent proposal that has united rural and urban support.

LB 829 is easily explained and...

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