Due to the excessive taxation at every level of government in Nebraska, it is more difficult for our residents to get ahead.
One such example of high taxation is in the area of property taxes. According to the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Rich States, Poor States publication, Nebraska is one of the worst states for property taxes, ranking 41st out of the 50, which places us in the bottom 10 as a state.
While some states charge more in property taxes and do not levy a personal income tax or a sales tax, Nebraska as a whole has high rates on all of them.
However, LB 644 takes meaningful steps to improve government accountability and transparency to Nebraska residents by requiring a public notification of the intent to increase property taxes. This bill takes steps to move towards a Utah-style Truth in Taxation, which has benefited Utah residents by keeping their property taxes in check. Utah was the first state in the nation to enact Truth in Taxation in 1985, and it has been a success in terms of government transparency and accountability to residents. It has also proven successful keeping property taxes from the astronomical growth most states have experienced.
It's time for Nebraska’s government to be truly transparent and protect taxpayers from unnecessary spending.
Urge your lawmakers to support our taxpayers and vote YES on LB 644!