Ricketts’ Tax Plan—Hearing Wednesday— Unites Strange Bedfellows

Omaha, NE.—Opposition to at least one key element of Gov. Pete Ricketts latest property tax relief plan is creating some noteworthy if not strange political bedfellows.

Among them Omaha’s Republican/conservative Mayor Jean Stothert and the liberal leaning OpenSky think tank: Both are fighting Ricketts’ attempt to change the constitution and put a three percent cap on property tax increases by local governments.

Ricketts is scheduled to testify in favor of  the amendment at tomorrow’s public hearing before the Revenue Committee.

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