They’re Back, Look What They Brought With Them

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by J.L. Schmidt

Lawmakers are back in session today (Jan. 6) and they hit the ground running. It’s a short session, so while they still have time to introduce new bills for discussion, carry-over items are ready for debate by the 49 officially non-partisan senators. In addition to the specific carryover bills, there are carry-over ideas, recurring themes if you will. Chief among them is the governor’s continuing promise of property tax relief. And with that promise comes the quote which shows up in Governor Pete Ricketts’ news releases often (most recently on Dec. 15, 2015): “As I travel the state, property tax relief is the number one priority on the minds of Nebraskans,” said Governor Ricketts.


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