Harms says lower property taxes still constituent priority
State Senator John Harms of Scottsbluff says constituents would still like to see something done to lower property tax.
While Governor Heineman says it is generally up to local government to deal with the property tax burden, Harms told KNEB News as lawmakers look at the state's tax structure over the interim, they need to make sure they look at property tax as well.
Harms says he believes a competitive overall tax structure is what's needed to boost the state's economy, not just eliminating the income tax as Heineman suggested earlier this year. Harms says he would expect the interim tax committee to travel the entire state, including the panhandle, to get input on what should be included in their recommendations for the next legislative session.
Harms will provide a legislative wrap-up today at noon in the chamber board-room.
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