By J.L. Schmidt
Statehouse Correspondent Nebraska Press Association 

Governor vows to cut property taxes by $2 billion, somehow


January 31, 2024

I was not shocked, just disappointed when Governor Jim Pillen announced that he was going to reduce Nebraska's collective property taxes by $2 billion this year, somehow.

Imagine that. In a short session in what also happens to be an election year, but without a specific plan, the first-term Republican is going to achieve a 40% property tax reduction in a single year.

"I'm committed. I'm all in. The problem has to be solved," he said.

As he has before, he talked again about a hard cap on local government spending and a broader sales tax base. But he has backed off an earlier bomb he droppe...

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