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Revenue Committee plans task force for tax system
The revenue committee is planning on making a task force to look at Nebraska's tax system.
This after Governor Heineman took the two tax reform bills of the table Saturday.
Senator Galen Hadley, who is chair of the revenue committee, says he thinks it was the right move to kill the bills. Saying that with only 60 days left in this session it would have been hard to get it done.
Hadley is hoping the task force will have all of the members of the revenue committee plus outside members.
"When we set up this task force we plan to hold hearings across the state," said Sen. Hadley. "We'll go out to Scottsbluff and probably up to Valentine and maybe down to McCook. We'll go around the state to five or six places where we'll have hearings and ask people to come in and tell us what they think of our tax system and how it can be improved."
Senator Hadley says it's important to look at sales, income and property taxes.
"I think we have to look at all three of them to see how they work together and which ones might be out of kilter right now compared to the other ones," Hadley added.
Hadley says the task force will start meeting as soon as they get the bill passed to set it up.
They will meet this Summer and Fall and will hopefully have a report ready by next January.
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