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By LuAnn Schindler

Concerns expressed during 'postcard' hearing


September 29, 2022

LuAnn Schindler | Publisher

Hearing • A joint public hearing about proposed tax increases was held Friday, Sept. 23, at the Antelope County Courthouse. Antelope County Clerk, Lisa Payne, makes a list of citizens requesting to speak, prior to hearing presentations for Antelope County Commissioner Regina Krebs, Elgin Public Schools Superintendent Mike Brockhaus and Summerland School Superintendent Kyle Finke.

Approximately 50 individuals attended a public hearing about local property taxes, Friday, in Neligh.

Presentations from representatives of Antelope County, Elgin Public and Summerland schools read statements about tax requests.

Citizens weren't shy about increased costs.

The hearing, required by a new law - LB644 as amended by LB1250 - was passed by the Nebraska Legislature in 2021 and known as the Property Tax Request Act.

Some call it truth in taxation.

Based on legislation, each political subdivision must send notifications to taxpayers regarding a joint public hearing when proposed pro...

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