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LINCOLN, Nebr. – Americans for Prosperity-Nebraska (AFP-NE) today commented on the termination of the property tax ballot initiative that would have provided state income tax credits equaling 50 percent of local school property taxes paid, totaling over $1 billion. AFP-NE has been at the forefront of advocating for property tax relief for Nebraskans, however the group has been urging the Legislature to pursue more fiscally responsible alternatives to alleviate Nebraskans’ property tax burdens.
“Nebraskans are in desperate need of property tax reform, but it must be done in a responsible manner. Despite the good intentions of this ballot initiative, this plan would have created a massive deficit in our state budget that would have likely been filled with higher taxes elsewhere,” said Jessica Shelburn, AFP-NE State Director. “To deliver meaningful property tax reform, legislators must look for ways to reduce spending and restrict the growth in spending for local taxing entities. Our activists stand committed to engaging with the Legislature to seek a solution that is fiscally sound and ensures Nebraskans receive the tax relief they need.”
For further information or an interview, reach Jessica Shelburn at firstname.lastname@example.org or (402) 499-6918.