A Pulse writer says that Legislative Bill 825 goes a long way toward rectifying tax relief for seniors but that lawmakers must continue to serve the people and not special interests.
Gov. Pete Ricketts' State of the State address highlighted initiatives and causes that would receive funding under the spending proposals he delivered to state lawmakers.
The IRS said Monday it would start accepting 2021 federal tax returns on Monday, January 24.
Legislative Bill 825, filed by State Sen. Brett Lindstrom of Omaha, would phase out the tax twice as fast as a bill passed last year.
Democratic leaders want to extend the monthly payments for certain families for another year as part of the party's $1.9 trillion spending bill.
As of mid-October, more than $50 million set aside for Nebraska's newest property tax relief program has failed to reach taxpayers, according to state officials.
Q: We have two combined lots that we bought in 1984 for a total cost of about $50,000. A 100-year old cottage sits on one lot and the other lot is a landscaped garden with no structures. Over the past 37 years, we have spent quite a bit of money on landscaping, fencing, a new roof, a new garage and a complete gut job to the main floor and attic of the house.
Don't put residents in state institutions at further risk, a Pulse writer says, pointing to her personal connection to the Beatrice center.
The Blueprint Nebraska tax plan rebalances the tax code to grow the workforce, former State Sen. Jim Smith writes.
A statewide economic-development initiative calls for cuts in Nebraska's individual and corporate income taxes, among other steps. But the sweeping proposal is drawing some concerns and criticism.
Ensuring election integrity through voter ID makes tremendous sense, a Pulse writer says.
It's fine to celebrate the state's strong increase in revenues. But caution is warranted about long-term spending and tax-cut commitments.
"I will almost guarantee the forecasting board will take care of the deficit" by raising revenue projections, State Sen. John Stinner said.
Thanks to a historic spike in tax revenue, the state's new property tax relief program will more than quadruple in size, growing from $125 million in the just-ended fiscal year to $548 million.
State Sen. Brett Lindstrom, an Omaha financial advisor and former Husker, officially declared his candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor on Thursday.
Eliminate the incentives for people to get rich, or to invest, or to hire, and -- ta dah! -- people will stop doing those things.
From 2014 to 2018, ProPublica said, Warren Buffett saw his wealth rise by $24.3 billion on paper. But he only had $125 million in income, on which he paid $23.7 million.
Here's a look at some of the wins and losses during the 2021 session of the Nebraska Legislature.
Nebraska lawmakers wrapped up a session that the governor, citing a slew of tax-cutting bills, called "historic."
LINCOLN — The Nebraska Legislature adjourned its 2021 session on Thursday, a session marked by “historic” tax cuts and COVID-19 precautions.
Military veterans joined Gov. Pete Ricketts as he signed into law a bill exempting military retirement benefits from state income taxes.
The bill would reduce the top corporate income tax rate from 7.81% to 7.25% over two years. The measure also would provide a $2,000 refundable tax credit to parents of a stillborn child, starting in 2022.
When fully implemented, LB 64 would provide about a $1,000 yearly tax break on the average Social Security benefit in Nebraska, which is about $18,400 a year.