Gov. Pete Ricketts revealed his budgetary and legislative priorities for Nebraska during his State of the State address Jan. 15. The governor highlighted proposals to provide property tax relief and flood recovery.Read more
Senators gave first-round approval Jan. 13 to a bill that would allow military retirees to exclude half of their military retirement benefit pay from state income tax.Read more
The Revenue Committee advanced bills this session that would require a political subdivision to hold a public hearing before increasing its property tax request, require out-of-state internet retailers to collect state sales tax on purchases made by Nebraska residents and allow a county to impose a sales tax to pay a federal judgment against it.Read more
The Revenue Committee heard testimony Feb. 7 on a bill that would expand the state income tax deduction for military retirement pay.Read more
Senators reconvened Jan. 11 to introduce new bills.
Among the 84 measures introduced were:
LB144, sponsored by Venango Sen. Dan Hughes, which would provide for voter approval of nonpartisan nomination and partisan election of county officers;Read more