Take Action – Oppose damaging tax plan and protect “The Good Life”

Every time there is a shortfall in our state budget, investments in hard-working Nebraskans are often the first to be cut.

Nebraska is facing a budget shortfall of more than $1 billion. Despite this challenge, Governor Ricketts and members of the Legislature are proposing a big income tax cut that won’t do anything for our state’s middle-class and low-income families, but will permanently harm our ability to invest in important areas that grow our economy and improve the quality of life for everyone.

Will you call your State Senator today? Tell them to oppose LB 461, which is being considered by the Revenue Committee. Click here to find your State Senator

Let’s call LB 461 what it is – a tax cut for the wealthiest Nebraskans that will do little for the vast majority of our state’s hard-working people. Instead, LB 461 puts handcuffs on future Legislatures to do their job in dealing with the ups and downs of the national economy or restore important investments that make Nebraska a great place to live.

LB 461 will make it hard for our budget to ever get balanced again without bone-deep cuts to our outstanding public schools, hard-working law enforcement departments, sturdy roads and highways, and other services that are essential to all Nebraskans and a strong state economy.

In other states, similar tax bills have busted the budget and slashed important services.

  • In Oklahoma, it led to a budget crisis that is forcing schools to cut down to a four-day week
  • Kansas has become a national cautionary tale after steep tax cuts led to job losses and a sluggish economy.

Take Action!

Tell your State Senator we can’t make the same mistake. Contact your State Senator and tell them to “Oppose” LB 461. Nebraska needs the ability to invest in good schools, safe communities, and important services that allow all Nebraskans the opportunity to work for “The Good Life.”

  One Reply to “Take Action – Oppose damaging tax plan and protect “The Good Life””

  1. Petronela Radu
    02/06/2017 at 10:08 pm

    Trickle-down economy does not work as it was shown in many economic studies. It is outrageous to give the wealthy tax-cuts at the time when the education and critical missions of the state are going through tax-cuts. Nebraskans will not allow it!

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