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Statement by Steve Nelson, President, Regarding Governor Ricketts State of the State Address and Tax Relief

LINCOLN, NEB. – “Property tax relief continues to be of the highest priority for the members of Nebraska Farm Bureau. We are encouraged by Gov. Ricketts interest in placing greater emphasis on property taxes as part of his tax relief package and to see the property tax issue receive the attention it deserves. The governor’s ongoing efforts to bring interests to the table to find a solution are appreciated and we look forward to working with him and others to provide the tax relief being sought by Nebraskans.”

“As I’ve said before, we believe the best way to address the property tax problem is through a legislative solution that delivers real and meaningful property tax relief. It’s our hope that common ground to deliver that relief can be found during the 2018 legislative session. We couldn’t agree more with Gov. Ricketts that we need tax relief done this year. However, until such time, we will keep all options on the table for our members, including a ballot measure that would give Nebraskans the opportunity to vote and demonstrate their desire for property tax relief.”

The Nebraska Farm Bureau is a grassroots, state-wide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service and advocacy efforts. More than 61,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit

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