Sustained vetoes will cut provider rate funding for key services; Tax credits for private school scholarship donations raise concerns

OpenSky Executive Director Renee Fry says, "“At a time when a major budget shortfall is causing cuts to key services like higher education and programs for the developmentally disabled, we have serious concerns about creating a new tax credit that would further reduce revenue and allow wealthy Nebraskans to turn a profit by way of the tax code.”

By | 2017-05-19T22:25:11+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Blog, Budget and Tax, Education, Home Featured|0 Comments

LB 484 presents opportunity to bring balance to K-12 finance, tax systems

LB 484 provides an opportunity to re-evaluate Nebraska’s system of school finance in a comprehensive way. The bill would serve a similar purpose to the School Finance Review Commission, which was created in the late 1980s to examine the state’s school funding system and our reliance on property taxes to fund K-12 education.

By | 2017-06-21T15:18:09+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Blog, Education, Home Featured|0 Comments

Session’s fiscal highlights include low-profile bills with big-time benefits

Regarding tax and budget developments in the recently completed Legislative Session, measures such as the new personal property tax exemption, tax exemptions for Nebraska’s zoos and Woodmen of the World, increasing the Property Tax Credit Fund and the gas tax increase received the most attention.