By J.L. Schmidt
Statehouse Correspondent Nebraska Press Association 

Handing out property tax cuts? I'll take one


February 28, 2024

With the short session of the Nebraska Legislature slightly more than half over, repeat after me: When it comes to taxation, it's all about whose ox is getting gored.

The governor wants a 40% reduction in property taxes by the end of the year. I'm in! Cut me a check.

Sorry. That's not how this works. The cuts will be made and somehow credited to your tax bill by the county, which will somehow find a way to use it up before you see it. Just watch.

Even more sorry. The state must pay for the cuts. That's even dicier because the quick solution seems to be raising the sales tax and possibly adding...

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