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2015 Challenges In The Nebraska Legislature

Date: May 01, 2014

A look ahead at the small-business agenda

The 104th session of the Nebraska Legislature will convene Jan. 7, 2015. NFIB's top priorities for the first half are the following.

 
Enact meaningful tax relief for small business
The state starts the fiscal year with a $700 million cash reserve. With ample fiscal resources to survive a “rainy day,” some of these funds should be returned to taxpayers in the form of additional property tax relief and reductions in individual and corporate income tax rates

Pass workers’ compensation reform
The state's small businesses must continue to fight for workers' compensation reform.  Claims information should be made private. That would help discourage trial lawyers from filing unnecessary lawsuits.
 
Hold the line on state spending
Even with an ample cash reserve balance, the state’s focus should be on fiscal responsibility. Our business and agricultural communities cannot bear the expense of new or expanded state programs.

Stop burdensome labor law proposals
Small business must remain diligent in fending off efforts to increase the state’s minimum wage and to mandate costly paid sick leave and paid family leave benefits.

Repeal of inheritance taxes
Repeal of the onerous “death tax” will be a top priority

Click here to see the small-business victories from last session. 

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