Jim Pillen on Tax Reform



We all agree: we are taxed way too much

We all agree -- we are taxed way too much. Our tax policy chases our kids and grandparents out of the state. We can't grow Nebraska that way. From my view, it's very simple. We must have the courage to say "No" to overspending and maintain a focus on investing in our kids and giving this money back to Nebraskans via historic property and income tax cuts. We, Nebraska's leaders, must compete for Nebraska to win. The cuts I am proposing to you today make us more competitive.

Our property taxes are so out of whack that you don't even need to own property to be impacted by property taxes. We must lift this burden, and we have to do it now. Today, I am recommending to the Legislature an additional $2.4 Billion dollars in property tax cuts, for a total of $7.1 Billion through fiscal year 26-27. As part of this total, I am recommending the investment of an additional $390 Million dollars in the Property Tax Credit Relief Fund.

Source: 2023 State of the State Address to the Nebraska legislature , Jan 25, 2023

Limit the growth in spending by local taxing entities

We have to fix our broken property tax system. Governor Ricketts has made good on his promise to address property taxes every year he has been in office, putting hundreds of millions of dollars into the Property Tax Credit Relief Fund. And yet property taxes are still too high and remain a top concern for families and ag producers everywhere. We need to limit the growth in spending by local taxing entities and modernize our tax structure to address property taxes once and for all.
Source: 2022 Nebraska Gubernatorial campaign website JimPillen.com , May 12, 2022

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