Dubas to offer tax relief bill

Nebraska state Sen. Annette Dubas, a candidate for governor, is planning to introduce a property tax relief measure when lawmakers
convene next year.

The Democratic hopeful from Fullerton said Wednesday that her measure would reduce the property tax burden on targeted property owners. Dubas said she will reintroduce her "circuit breaker" legislation that will provide tax relief when a person's property taxes reach a certain portion of their income.

Property tax rates were one of the most common complaints raised by residents during a series of summer tax hearings hosted by the Legislature's Tax Modernization Committee, which is looking at possible reforms. She says state aid for education will be part of the plan.

Dubas is competing with former University of Nebraska Regent Chuck Hassebrook in the Democratic primary. Five Republicans are also running.

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