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By Steve Erdman
Senator Nebraska District 47 

STRAIGHT TALK: Petition Drive For Tax Relief Begins


February 28, 2018

Last week was a very busy week for me at the Capitol. On Monday the petition drive for the property tax relief ballot measure was launched. The petition drive will put onto the November ballot the same measure as my legislative bill, LB 829. The ballot measure would direct the Department of Revenue to give Nebraska property taxpayers up to 30 percent off their property taxes in the form of a credit or refund.

Last fall I received a passionate phone call from a Palmyra farmer. He pressed me to deliver on property tax relief. I told him I was working on a bill. He then proceeded to tel...

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Reader Comments

pogo1900 writes:

LB 947 offers only a pittance of property tax relief and depends on a continuing stable economy. Property owners instead should sign the Property Tax Relief Petition now circulating, offering more tax relief to all urban and rural Nebraskans.


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