GOP Governor Pete Ricketts Fights For Tax Relief, Education Reform In Nebraska

Governor Ricketts continues to show his commitment to improving life for the people of Nebraska.

From the RGA:

GOP Governor Pete Ricketts is making tax relief and education reform his top priorities to keep Nebraska moving forward. In his newest state budget proposal, Governor Ricketts is calling for cuts to property taxes and increased funding for K-12 education. By fighting to reduce the tax burden on working families while expanding resources for students and teachers across his state, Governor Ricketts continues to show his commitment to improving life for the people of Nebraska.

The Associated Press reports:


Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has set to work on a new state budget proposal he says will focus on property taxes and K-12 school funding, two of the many competing priorities lawmakers will consider in 2019.

The Republican governor, who is up for re-election this year, is reviewing new budget requests submitted by state agencies this month and developing a two-year package to present to the Legislature in January.

‘Property tax relief has been a top priority in each of my budgets, and it will be my top priority in the upcoming budget,’ Ricketts said. ‘State aid to K-12 schools is another important budget priority…’

State government tax collections were $18 million higher than expected so far in the current fiscal year, according to a report this month from the Nebraska Department of Revenue. The state has netted $702 million between July 1 and the end of August, which is 2.6 percent more than expected, based on the most recent available data.

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