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Gov. Ricketts Decries Proposed Food, Bottled Water Taxes as "Reverse Robin Hood"



Gov. Ricketts (podium) with (left to right) registered dietician Leia Noel of Lincoln, Kirk Anderson of LinPepCo, and Kathy Siefken of the Nebraska Grocery Industry Association. The group met to publicly oppose Legislative proposals to place sales tax on food and other items.

LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts joined the Nebraska Grocery Industry Association (NGIA) and the Nebraska Beverage Association Wednesday to oppose proposals to place a sales tax on groceries, food, soft drinks, candy, and bottled water.

"In our moment of need, now more than ever, Nebraska needs tax relief that will bring our state together and not divide it," said Governor Ricketts. "New taxes on food, pop, candy, and bottled water would hit working Nebraskans hard at a time when many are struggling to put their lives back together. As a matter of fairness, it's not right to raise taxes...

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