A leading advocate for agriculture wants to hear more before voicing an opinion on Governor Heineman's proposal to eliminate the income tax
A leading advocate for agriculture wants to hear more before voicing an opinion on Governor Heineman's proposal to eliminate the income tax.
Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson says the bureau has favored reducing property taxes. . .
Steve Nelson, president, Nebraska Farm Bureau; "agriculture pays"
The governor proposes offsetting the loss of revenue from the elimination of the income tax by eliminating exemptions from sales taxes. But, many of those sales tax exemptions benefit farmers, such as the exemption on farm equipment, fertilizer and chemicals.
The president of the Nebraska Farm Bureau says he wants to hear more before he supports Governor Heineman's call to eliminate the state income tax.
Steve Nelson is concerned about the governor's call to eliminate sales tax exemptions to offset the loss of revenue, noting that farmers benefit from many sales tax exemptions, such as those on equipment and chemicals. . .
Nelson; "over the years"
Nelson says a reduction in property taxes would be of bigger benefit to farmers.
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(courtesy of Nebraska Radio Network)