He's not willing to provide specifics, yet. But Governor Heineman appears ready to again propose the legislature lower taxes.
He's not willing to provide specifics, yet. But Governor Heineman appears ready to again propose the legislature lower taxes. Brent Martin has the story.
Brent Martin; longer version
Governor Heineman pushed through a 97-Million dollar reduction in taxes over three years during the last legislative session. He wanted a 326-Million dollar tax cut, but lawmakers balked at eliminating the inheritance tax under pressure from county officials...and scaled down the package over worries it would cut too deeply into state revenue.
Heineman says tax relief remains a priority. . .
Gov. Dave Heineman; "isn't good enough"
Heineman called last year's tax cut a "down payment" on tax relief for the future.
Governor Heineman says it's too early to disclose details, but indicates he will propose further tax cuts for the upcoming legislative session to consider.
Heineman says he understands there is a lot of speculation about what he might propose. . .
Heineman; "way off, yet"
Heineman proposed a 326-Million dollar tax cut package last legislative session. The legislature, worried about the impact on state revenue, cut the total and approved 97-Million dollars in tax cuts over the next three years.
Governor Heineman says he is considering a wide range of issues to propose to the legislature next year, but hasn't settled on anything, yet.
Heineman says speculation about what he might propose is just that...speculation. . .
Heineman; "Nebrakans in general"
Heineman says Nebraskans want further tax relief. The legislature reduced the amount of tax relief he proposed last session and eventually approved a 97-Million dollar tax cut package.
Governor Heineman indicates he will propose further tax relief to the legislature next year.
Heineman says it is too early to disclose specifics, but says he is looking at all his options. . .
Heineman; "that's fair"
Heineman proposed a 326-Million dollar tax cut package last year. The legislature, concerned about the effect such a deep cut would have on state revenue, reduced the package to 97-Million dollars over the next three years.
(courtesy of Nebraska Radio Network)