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Gov. Ricketts, Concerned Nebraskans Oppose the Largest Tax Increase in State History


April 26, 2019

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Governor Pete Ricketts (right of speaker) with rancher Trent Loos (podium) and other Nebraskans opposed to LB289.

LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts gave compelling reasons on Wednesday to reject LB 289, the Revenue Committee's plan to enact the largest tax increase in state history. Several concerned Nebraskans joined him to voice their opposition to the tax proposal.

"The idea that you can tax and spend to get more property tax relief is false. It has been tried in the past and failed," said Governor Ricketts. "We need to focus on budget control, making sure we live within our means just like every Nebraska family does."

As amended, LB 289 would raise the sales tax rate to a record-high level....

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