Lawmakers Spar Over Taxes

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Nebraska lawmakers and Governor Dave Heineman are continuing to spar over Nebraska's policy priorities as the Legislature nears the halfway point of its 60-day scheduled session.

Heineman has hammered on his tax-cut message in speeches. He
wants to cut $327 million by eliminating the inheritance tax and
reducing corporate and individual income taxes.

But county officials say his proposed repeal of the inheritance
tax would force them to raise property taxes or drastically cut
services for the elderly and indigent.

While Heineman pushes his tax plan, some lawmakers are calling
for different tax reductions and others want to focus on changes to
the state's child welfare services, a proposed expansion of
University of Nebraska medical facilities and other issues.

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