Neb. (Jan. 26, 2017) - Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) Board of
Directors met in Lincoln for their annual legislative meeting this week.
Six NC committee's brought numerous new Nebraska Legislative bills and
resolutions to the board's attention.
Under close review, in
accordance to NC Policy, the Board of Directors decided positions on each
individual bill. Once again tax relief heads up the priorities for the
Nebraska Cattlemen recognizes
agricultural property owners pay a disproportionate share of Nebraska's
total property tax liability. The Board voted to support and monitor a
variety of bills related to tax reform and encourages the Legislature to
consider a comprehensive plan that would reform and reduce that burden.
NC recommends a broad
legislative package that would include lowering and/or capping agricultural
land valuations of real property, increasing and protecting the Property
Tax Credit Fund, shifting the current tax burden or modifying existing
revenues to bring dollar for dollar property tax reductions, spending
restraints and prudent management at all levels of government, and
modifications to school funding that reduce the reliance on property tax
dollars while still ensuring a high quality education for all Nebraska
diligently reviewed bills in accordance to NC policy and took a stance on
proposed legislation this week on behalf of members throughout the state. I
am confident the decisions of Nebraska Cattlemen's Board of Directors will
encourage our Legislature to pursue this comprehensive approach to provide
meaningful, long term property tax relief for all Nebraskans," said
Galen Frenzen, chairman of NC Legislative Committee.
For more information about a
specific priority for Nebraska Cattlemen, please call the Nebraska
Cattlemen office at 402.475.2333.