Comment on Gov. Ricketts’ State-of-the-State Speech

Date: January 12, 2018

NFIB members salute call for property, income tax relief

Contact: Bob Hallstrom, Nebraska State Director, [email protected]
or Tony Malandra, Senior Media Manager, [email protected]

LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 12, 2018—From Bob Hallstrom, Nebraska state director for the National Federation of Independent Business, on Gov. Pete Ricketts’ State-of-the-State speech delivered January 10.

“Nebraska’s small-business owners were delighted to hear Governor Ricketts’ call for both property and income tax relief in his State-of-the-State speech. The governor was right to point out that surrounding states are beating Nebraska to the punch on reducing taxes to attract businesses to their states. Based on prior polls of NFIB-member, small-business owners, they support both property tax and income tax relief.

“The governor’s call for balancing the state budget without raising taxes is to be applauded. Together with his administration’s success in cutting red tape, streamlining government operations, and speeding up delivery of occupational licenses, Nebraska is looking a lot more attractive to businesses wanting to set up shop here.”

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Celebrating its 75th anniversary, the National Federation of Independent Business is the Voice of Small Business, taking the message from Main Street to the halls of Congress and all 50 state legislatures. NFIB annually surveys its members on state and federal issues vital to their survival as America’s economic engine and biggest creator of jobs. NFIB’s educational mission is to remind policymakers that small businesses are not smaller versions of bigger businesses; they have very different challenges in remaining open.

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