Gov. Pete Ricketts joined hands with representatives of grocery and beverage associations Wednesday to oppose proposals to repeal state sales tax exemptions for soda pop, candy and bottled water in order to help fund property tax relief.
Ricketts said such tax increases would be particularly burdensome when Nebraska is recovering from devastating flooding.
“In our moment of need, now more than ever, Nebraska needs tax relief that will bring our state together and not divide it,” the governor said during a news conference at a Lincoln supermarket.
The proposed removal of those tax exemptions is being considered by the Legislature’s Revenue Committee as part of a tax reform package designed to provide local property tax relief.
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april 3, 2019