Governor Heineman asks that his his tax proposal be postponed after it ran into opposition at the Capitol.
Governor Heineman asks that his his tax proposal be postponed after it ran into opposition at the Capitol. Brent Martin has the story. . .
Governor Heineman says mounting opposition to his tax proposal doesn't change his mind that Nebraska needs tax reform. . .
Gov. Dave Heineman; "in Nebraska"
Heineman has proposed eliminating certain sales tax exemptions in order to do away with the state income tax. He has challenged opponents not just to criticize the proposal, but to propose alternatives.
Governor Heineman says he's willing to work with agricultural leaders to alter his tax proposal.
Heineman has proposed eliminating certain sales tax exemptions in exchange for the elimination of the state income tax, including exemptions on the sale of ag inputs.
That has drawn criticism of the proposal from farm groups, including the Nebraska Farm Bureau, who brought the point home to Heineman during a recent meeting. . .
Heineman; "tell Nebraskans"
As it stands now, the proposal would eliminate the sales tax break on seeds for commercial use...ag chemicals...energy used in farming...and ag machinery.
Governor Heineman says he will continue to push for tax reform even though opposition is mounting against his proposal.
The governor has proposed eliminating certain sales tax exemptions in exchange for eliminating the state income tax.
Heineman says he's willing to listen to opponents. . .
Heineman; "component of that"
Heineman has been talking with agricultural and business leaders, who have objected to the proposal that would eliminate sales tax exemptions of the inputs for farming and business. Heineman has asked that the tax proposal be postponed, for now.
(courtesy of Nebraska Radio Network)