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RICKETTS SETS TWO YEAR AGENDA FOR NEBRASKA LAWMAKERS

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NEBRASKA GOVERNOR PETE RICKETTS UNVEILED HIS BUDGET GOALS AND WHAT HE HOPES THE UNICAMERAL WILL SUPPORT IN THEIR 2021 LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

HE PROPOSES A TWO YEAR BUDGET WITH A GROWTH RATE OF ONE-POINT-FIVE PERCENT WITH MORE PROPERTY TAX RELIEF FOR THE STATE, LIMITING PROPERTY TAX INCREASES TO 3 PER CENT.

NE BUDGET1 OC…….PROPERTY TAX CREDIT. :28

ANOTHER 214 MILLION DOLLARS IN RELIEF WOULD COME THROUGH THE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION PROGRAM.

RICKETTS ALSO LAID OUT HIS PROPOSAL FOR INCREASED SCHOOL FUNDING:

NEBUDGET 2 OC……..THEIR DREAMS. :18

HE ALSO WANTS TO IMPROVE BROADBAND ACCESS IN THE STATE:

NEBUDGET3 OC…………..BROADBAND CONNECTIVITY. :28

THE GOVERNOR ALSO PROPOSED BUILDING A NEW 4230 MILLION DOLLAR STATE PRISON BY 2025; SPENDING $50-MILLION DOLLARS TO HAVE THE NATIONAL SPACE COMMAND HEADQUARTERS LOCATED AT OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE; EXEMPT MILITARY RETIREE BENEFITS FROM BEING TAXED AND ALLOW LICENSED MILITARY SPOUSES FROM OUT OF STATE TO WORK IN NEBRASKA SCHOOLS AND HEALTH FACILITIES.