So far, the state has been unable to curb property tax increases, despite now spending $275 million a year to subsidize the local taxes.
History and polling data show ways the Legislature can pursue major property tax reform.
Changes to Nebraska's sales tax could help make major property tax reform possible.
Laura Ebke reviews questions legislators and staff should ask as Nebraska begins its first year of implementing the Occupational Board Reform Act.
The Legislature can provide an important double-check of major regulations created by executive branch agencies.
Read Laura Ebke's new article series on job licensing reform.
The long history of Nebraska's property tax and polling data from Nebraskans both provide insight into ways the Legislature can pursue major property tax reform.
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