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Statement by Mark McHargue, President, Regarding Gov. Pete Ricketts Signing Nebraska’s Next Two-Year Budget into Law

LINCOLN, NEB. – “We thank state senators for passing and Gov. Pete Ricketts for signing a state budget that delivers significant property tax relief, one of Nebraska Farm Bureau’s top priorities. Nebraska Farm Bureau members urged lawmakers and the governor to support a budget that builds upon the property tax relief that the Legislature enacted last year with the passage of LB 1107. LB 1107 enacted a new refundable income tax credit based on property taxes paid to schools of which Nebraskans were able to claim for the first time this tax season Putting tax money back in the hands of hardworking Nebraskans is the best way to help our state’s families and communities. We are grateful to state lawmakers and Gov. Ricketts for listening to Nebraskans and continuing to work to provide much needed 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 58,000 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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