New Lawmaker Says Governor’s Property Tax Relief Plan Falls Short of Others

New Lawmaker Says Governor’s Property Tax Relief Plan Falls Short of Others
Senator Myron Dorn, 30th District

BEATRICE – A newly-elected Nebraska State lawmaker says the Governor’s budget proposal does not contain meaningful property tax relief, when compared to other proposals being floated.

30th District State Senator Myron Dorn reacted to Governor Pete Ricketts’ State of the State address this week, saying the governor’s proposals for providing property tax relief fall short of those being pushed by farm and education groups.

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Governor Ricketts this week proposed an additional $51 million over each of the next two years for property tax relief, and a floor of $275 million for the property tax credit relief fund.

He is also proposing a three-percent cap on property taxes levied by local governments, which would have to be placed in the state constitution by voter approval.

Dorn says while there may be some positive aspects of limiting property tax increases, it could also hamstring school districts that are showing student enrollment growth.

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Governor Ricketts has consistently opposed any new taxes.  Other groups say new revenue must be found, if real property tax relief is to be achieved.

Dorn will be heavily involved in how the state puts together a budget.  He has been appointed to the Legislature’s Appropriations Committee.

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