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Governor Stops In Grand Island After State Of The State Address

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At the State Capital the annual State of the State Address was given today to lawmakers.

Governor Pete Ricketts then made a stop in Grand Island to meet with the media this afternoon continuing to spread his message that the state of the state is strong.


One of the Governor’s continued priorities, is to provide property tax relief. The Governor shed light on a proposal he is working on with Senator Linehan to limit the growth of local government property taxes to 3 percent. 


But some Senators have their own ideas….

A Nebraska lawmaker is proposing a state takeover of K-12 public education funding as a way to lower property taxes. Sen. Tom Briese, of Albion, introduced a constitutional amendment that would require state government to pay for local schools. Briese says rising property taxes are driven by the state’s unwillingness to adequately fund schools. 


His proposal, if approved, would be placed on the 2022 general election ballot.


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