Governor’s Tax Proposals Rated One of Six Best in Nation

Date: June 14, 2017

He delivered it in January, but the Center for State Fiscal Reform at the American Legislative Exchange Council hasn’t forgotten Gov. Pete Ricketts’ State-of-the-State speech, nor those of other governors.

In a recently released paper, State of the States, An Analysis of the 2017 Governors’ Addresses, the Center ranked the governor’s proposals one of the six best in the nation, commending some ideas of his, urging caution on another.

“In his address, the governor bemoaned the fact property taxes have been so harmful for Nebraskans, particularly farmers. He noted, ‘Between 2003 and 2013, property taxes on farmers and ranchers rose by 137 percent.’ … the focus on reducing the 12th highest property taxes in the nation (according to Rich States, Poor States) is welcomed.”


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