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Property tax relief popular with farmers and some businesses, but school districts have concerns



Nebraska News Service

Property tax relief is on the agenda for the 17-day legislative session later this month, but opponents argue that the proposed property tax relief plan will hinder school district spending and taxing authority.

State Sen. Lou Ann Linehan of Elkhorn, chairwoman of the revenue committee, is leading the charge to get a property tax relief package passed when the Legislature resumes on July 20.

“We have a property tax crisis more severe now in agriculture but moving toward suburbia,” Linehan said. “If you buy a new home in Elkhorn right now, property...

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