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Nebraska lawmakers passed a $7.8 billion budget package Monday that would give property owners a little bigger break on their taxes. Read More

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 A Nebraska senator who once sued God is joining this year's tax-reform debate with an idea of his own: a tax on church property. Read More

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 Nebraska lawmakers heard repeated complaints about property taxes when they traveled the state, but they now face a critical challenge: Whose to reduce, and how? Read More

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 The hot topic for this year's legislative session seems to be tax relief. Among the many tax-related bills that have already been introduced, Omaha Sen. Pete Pirsch will be adding another to the mix on Monday. Read More

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 The special tax status of 90 acres of Sarpy County woodland owned by former U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson — the same property that became a campaign issue in the 2006 election — was briefly revoked, then reinstated after Nelson protested the decision. Read More http://napta.com/sites/all/modules/fckeditor/fckeditor/editor/skins/offi...); background-position: 0px -128px;" alt="" />

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 State Sen. Beau McCoy has announced a tax plan he plans on pushing in the Nebraska Legislature this year. Read More

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 Gov. Dave Heineman is preparing a "united front" of Nebraska business and farm groups to push for a multiyear tax reduction package after a new legislative session begins on Wednesday. Read More

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Ravenna’s economy was dealt a tough blow in 2013 when the second of its largest employers shut down its factory. Read More

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Gov. Dave Heineman is again thinking big when it comes to tax relief, calling on the Nebraska Legislature to pass a multiyear program of tax cuts that would rival the $425 million package of tax reductions signed into law in 2007. Read More

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Sarpy County has settled a property valuation dispute with the Bellevue Medical Center, a compromise that will shave more than one-third off the hospital’s tax bills for 2012 and 2013. Read More

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Nebraskans spoke out during several tax hearings recently and one topic stood out from the rest, a desire for a reduction in property taxes. The committee tasked with coordinating the public hearings issued their report Friday and recommended increasing state aid to schools and reducing agricultural land value percentages as options that could trigger the desired decrease. Read More

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The Nebraska Supreme court has decided the motel and campgrounds adjacent to the Pioneer Village museum in Minden are " beneficial to the museum and reasonably necessary to further its educational mission," thus ruling them entitled to property tax exemptions. Read More

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A central Nebraska attraction that celebrates the state's pioneer roots will be able to keep property tax exemptions for its adjacent motel and campground facilities. Read More

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Nebraska Farm Bureau officials continue to push for property tax relief in the upcoming legislative session. Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson says the Bureau is disappointed the Tax Modernization Committee hasn't come out more strongly with a plan for property tax relief. Read More

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As state legislators look at ways to revamp Nebraska’s tax system, one message they’re hearing is that property taxes are too high. Kristen Hassebrook, spokeswoman for the Nebraska Cattlemen, says property taxes are bounding at an alarming rate. Read More

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Taxes are on the forefront of this year's legislative summit as the debate heats up. Read More

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Members of the Legislature's Education Committee are weighing different funding options for K-12 schools, including a suggestion to let districts impose a local sales tax. Read More

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Rural landowners in Sarpy County can claim a victory in their fight against the county assessor. Read More

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Most of the $2.7 million reduction of property values in Platte County from this year’s protests came from the New World Inn and Conference Center. Read More

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State lawmakers will start tackling whether or not to cut taxes or broaden the tax base in the first tax modernization meeting Wednesday morning. This comes as the governor announced the cash reserve is the highest in the state's history of $679 million. Read More

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