Video News Release: Western Nebraska Property Tax Town Hall

Video News Release: Western Nebraska Property Tax Town Hall

VIDEO NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute

Contact: Adam Weinberg
(402) 500-0209

VIDEO: Western Nebraska Virtual Property Tax Town Hall

OMAHA, NE — Voters and taxpayers from North Platte to Scottsbluff joined the Platte Institute for tonight’s Western Nebraska Virtual Property Tax Town Hall.

A video of the program is available for download here for rebroadcast.

The video will also be available soon for viewing and sharing on Facebook, YouTube, and

Participants voted on a variety of live, online property tax issue polls throughout the program. Here are the results:

Question #1 – Pandemic Impact

With everything that has happened during the COVID-19 pandemic in Nebraska, are you more concerned about property taxes, less concerned about property taxes, or about as concerned as before?

More Concerned: 47%
Less Concerned: 7%
About as Concerned as Before: 47%

Question #2 – Reliance on Property Tax

Would you support reducing the number of political subdivisions that rely on property tax and instead fund these local entities with sales tax revenues?

Support: 63%
Oppose: 15%
Undecided: 22%

Question #3 – Consumption Tax

How would you vote on a constitutional amendment to end local property and state income taxes, replacing them with a 10.5% sales tax on all new consumer goods and services you purchase?

Support: 66%
Oppose: 28%
Undecided: 6%

Question #4 – Local Spending

In order to reduce local property taxes, would you be willing to reduce government spending, even if it resulted in cuts to services including public education, local health programs, or road maintenance?

Support: 55%
Oppose: 31%
Undecided: 14%

Question #5 – Who Decides?

Now that you’ve heard about some of the issues and potential ideas for property tax reform in Nebraska, who do you believe would do a better job adopting changes to Nebraska’s property tax laws?

Nebraska Voters: 62%
The Nebraska Legislature: 27%
Undecided: 12%

To schedule an interview on this subject, please contact Adam Weinberg at (402) 500-0209 or

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