Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman's tax plan is pitting the Republican governor against many of his traditional allies in the business community.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman's tax plan is pitting the Republican governor against many of his traditional allies in the business community.
Heineman took aim Wednesday at "big businesses with their highly paid lobbyists," and argued that the tax exemptions they enjoy come at the expense of working-class Nebraskans.
The comments came from a governor who has hammered for years on the need to lure new, large employers to Nebraska.
Heineman is seeking to end billions of dollars in sales-tax exemptions in exchange for eliminating Nebraska's income tax. Many business groups have raised concerns about the bill, saying it would create uncertainty for manufacturers, processors and industries that serve agriculture.
The Legislature's Revenue Committee heard public input on the measures on yesterday.
The bill is LB405
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