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News Conference – NACO and the League to present poll on property tax relief

Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 10:15 a.m. – Capitol Rotunda

LINCOLN, NE—The Nebraska Association of County Officials (NACO) and the League of Nebraska Municipalities will be holding a news conference at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday at the Capitol Rotunda to present the results of a statewide poll commissioned by both organizations underscoring the need for more property tax relief. An overwhelming number of Nebraska voters support using various state sources of revenue to provide property tax relief. NACO and the League strongly support the Governor’s overall objective to provide additional property tax relief using state sources of revenue. Both organizations defer to the Governor and Legislature on what state sources of revenue should be used to provide this important property tax relief. 

The poll results indicate strong opposition to a hard cap. Over 3/5 of NE voters oppose the proposal to cap property taxes, including almost 40% who strongly oppose the proposal. When asked to choose between two statements, one of which sides with local spending flexibility, and the other with a hard cap on local spending, an overwhelming number side with providing spending flexibility to local governments.

League President Deb VanMatre, Mayor of Gibbon, and Mark Schoenrock, Jefferson County Commissioner and NACO Board Member, will be among those presenting.