Polls

Poll shows Nebraskans favor more action on property taxes

Poll shows Nebraskans favor more action on property taxes

Revenue Committee Chair Sen. Lou Ann Linehan is beginning to set an agenda for tax modernization in the 2021 Legislature. In a news release from her legislative office, the Elkhorn-area senator pointed to a recent Tax Foundation report that provides backing for a number of policy ideas her colleagues have introduced, including requiring voter approval...

By Jim Vokal

67% of Omaha town hall participants dissatisfied with property tax compromise

67% of Omaha town hall participants dissatisfied with property tax compromise

At our fifth and final Virtual Property Tax Town Hall of the summer, Omaha area voters and taxpayers had the chance to weigh in on a number of online straw polls on property tax issues. While most of these poll questions were asked of previous participants, the Legislature’s recent advancement of LB1107 gave us the...

By Adam Weinberg

Southeast Nebraska voters split on property tax reform issues

Southeast Nebraska voters split on property tax reform issues

Participants in the Platte Institute’s Southeast Nebraska Virtual Property Tax Town Hall voted in five online straw polls on property tax issues. The totals below may not add to 100% due to rounding. While these voters expressed similar sentiments to previous respondents on the impact of COVID-19 on their priorities, and a desire to see...

By Adam Weinberg

Property tax transparency measure gets 89% support at Northeast town hall

Property tax transparency measure gets 89% support at Northeast town hall

Voters and taxpayers from Northeast Nebraska joined the Platte Institute’s third Virtual Property Tax Town Hall of summer 2020, and like participants in the previous online events, they had the option to vote in five online straw polls about various property tax issues. While participants expressed similar levels of support for cutting government spending to...

By Adam Weinberg

Central Nebraskans enthusiastic about consumption tax, but mixed on ballot initiative

Central Nebraskans enthusiastic about consumption tax, but mixed on ballot initiative

Participants in the recent Central Nebraska Virtual Property Tax Town Hall voted in five online polls about a variety of property tax-related questions. As with all of the Virtual Town Halls the Platte Institute is hosting this summer, the polls from these events are only the opinions of participants who made an effort to attend...

By Adam Weinberg

62% say voters should decide property tax issue

62% say voters should decide property tax issue

Voters and taxpayers from Western Nebraska shared their perspectives in the Platte Institute’s first Virtual Property Tax Town Hall. Similar programs are scheduled for other regions of the state through July and August. Throughout the town hall, participants were invited to vote in live online polls for five property tax-related questions. Of course, these are...

By Adam Weinberg