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STATE OF THE STATE : Ricketts seeks voters' help to rein in property taxes Proposed constitutional amendment would place 3 percent limit on local property taxing bodies

Jan 16, 2019 - Omaha World-Herald (Nebraska)

LINCOLN - In his quest to limit government spending and provide property tax relief, Gov. Pete Ricketts is turning to a body that has helped him before - the voters.

In his fifth annual State of the State address, the conservative Republican outlined a proposed constitutional amendment to limit local schools and other property taxing bodies to increasing property tax revenue by no more than 3 percent a year.

The proposal would require approval in the Nebraska Legislature, and then a...