A master of legislative rules threatens to kill the governor's tax proposal if it ever gets to the floor of the Unicameral
A master of legislative rules threatens to kill the governor's tax proposal if it ever gets to the floor of the Unicameral. Brent Martin reports.
The threat issued by Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha...who adamantly opposes Governor Heineman's proposal to eliminate the state income tax. . .
Sen. Ernie Chambers, Omaha; "into my hands"
Chambers says he will use all the parliamentary manuevers at his disposal to tie up the remainder of the 90-day legislative session.
Governore Heineman stands fast in face of the threat. . .
Gov. Dave Heineman; "status quo"
A legislative hearing on the measure lasted for hours.
A master of the Unicameral's rules vows to tie up the legislative session if Governor Heineman's tax proposal comes to the floor of the Unicameral.
Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha opposes the plan to eliminate the state income tax...and even suggests the governor isn't serious about the proposal. Chambers says that if the Revenue Committee sends the bill to the floor for debate, it will deliver the session into his hands. . .
Chambers; "rest of the session"
The governor promises to keep pressing the proposal...stating he has great respect for Senator Chambers, but the senator's opposition isn't surprising.
Governor Heineman vows to keep pressing for his proposal to eliminate the state income tax, despite a threat by Senator Ernie Chambers to use parliamentary tricks to kill the measure.
Heineman says it doesn't surprise him that Chambers opposes his measure. . .
Heineman; "there's no surprise there"
The senator warns state lawmakers that he has enough amendments ready to tie up the remainder of the 90-day session.
Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha says he will use all the legislative rules at his disposal to kill the governor's tax proposal. . .
Chambers; "go to the mat"
Governor Heineman says he has no intention to give up on the measure, despite opposition. . .
Heineman; "too low in this state, yet"