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Gov. Ricketts Tells the Legislature: "Keep Your Paws Off of Pet Healthcare"


April 17, 2019

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Gov. Ricketts (center) with Mike Mayers of Mars, Incorporated (right) and Dr. Christopher Byers of VCA Midwest (left).

LINCOLN – On National Tax Day yesterday, Governor Pete Ricketts joined Nebraska veterinarians and animal advocates to voice disapproval of the Legislature's proposed tax on pet and livestock healthcare. Currently, the Revenue Committee is considering a tax on veterinary services alongside several other sales tax increases on Nebraskans.

"Even though Nebraskans already pay sales tax to purchase, train, groom, board, exercise, and bury their pets, some State Senators are talking about taking even more money from the pockets of pet owners," said Governor Ricketts. "We're here to tell the L...

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