2:47 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Branstad talks jobs, education reform during Council Bluffs visit

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad discussed jobs, health care, and education during a town hall meeting Thursday in Council Bluffs.
Credit Katie Schubert / KIOS-FM

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says property tax relief, education reform, and job creation are at the top of his list for the 2013 legislative session.

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10:57 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Groups prepare for debate on tax plan

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A veterans' group has endorsed Gov. Dave Heineman's plan to eliminate Nebraska's corporate and individual income taxes, but opposition is mounting from business groups.

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8:30 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Hearings begin on income and corporate tax plans

Hearings begin Wednesday on two bills that could eliminate Nebraska’s individual and corporate income taxes.

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2:11 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Gov. Heineman outlines plans for individual, corporate income tax cuts

Exemptions on medical equipment, prescription drugs, and manufacturing machinery are among those Governor Dave Heineman wants removed from the state’s tax code.

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12:50 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Friday announcement set for details on Gov. Heineman's tax plan

Governor Dave Heineman is expected to release more details Friday morning about his income tax plan.

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2:00 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Spending cuts, other items before Congress again in two months

While much of the impact of the fiscal cliff was avoided with legislation passed by Congress, there will still be economic effects.

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5:31 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Douglas County officials: eliminating inheritance tax would cut services, raise taxes

A new report from Nebraska’s Open Sky Policy Institute says counties would have to raise property taxes an average of seven percent if the inheritance tax ends.

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5:09 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Sen. Johanns: fiscal cliff tax increases would hurt Nebraska families

U.S. Senator Mike Johanns, R-NE

U.S. Senator Mike Johanns says a combination of tax increases and spending cuts set to happen in January would hurt Nebraska families’ bottom lines.

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1:00 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Omaha City Council to vote on TIF district in Old Mill area

The Omaha City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a tax increment financing district in the area surrounding TD Ameritrade’s new headquarters.

The headquarters is in Omaha’s Old Mill area, south of 114th and Dodge Streets. TD Ameritrade officials say the TIF is needed for five-million dollars worth of infrastructure improvements. City Councilmen previously declared the area blighted.

Douglas County Commissioners oppose the TIF district, saying the revenue will only benefit the city of Omaha.

The City Council meets at 2pm.

1:31 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Report calls for reform of Nebraska's tax system

An economic analysis group says Nebraska lawmakers need to explore changes to the state’s tax policy.

The Open Sky Policy Institute released a report Thursday morning on Nebraska’s budget and tax policy. Executive Director Renee Fry says state government needs to look at reforming the tax code, as well as expanding what goods and services are taxed. 

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