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(Neb)-Coalition Calling For Less Reliance On Property Taxes

By: John Axtell Posted at: 01/03/2017 02:38 PM
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -  A new coalition of property owners is calling on Nebraska policymakers to rely less on property taxes and more on sales taxes to finance the government.
 
     The group Reform For Nebraska's Future says it has collected nearly 12,000 petition signatures calling on lawmakers to act in this year's session, which begins tomorrow.

       Chairman and former Republican party state chairman Mark Fahleson says property taxes should take priority over other tax cuts in this year's session.
 
     Nebraska relies on a combination of income, property and sales taxes to pay for local and state government, but the largest share comes from property taxes which finance local governments.

         Reform For Nebraska's Future says the state should rebalance the revenue streams, possibly by increasing the sales tax or using revenue from internet sales to offset property taxes.


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