OMAHA (KPTM) - The push to update Nebraska's tax system is picking up steam.
The state's Farm Bureau is trying to convince lawmakers property taxes are too high. It's calling for a cut of about $405 million over three years. Bureau President Steve Nelson says it's unfair farmers are paying close to one quarter of total property taxes. That's considering they make up less than three percent of the population, according to Nelson.
The bureau's president also believes it's time for the legislature to think big picture when it comes to overhauling the system.
"It's very difficult. I understand the struggles the committee will have in doing this, but it will attract and create more jobs," said Nelson. "It will be a great place for people to come and live and work."
The Omaha Chamber of Commerce is also speaking out on behalf of an overhaul. Its president believes a change could help businesses keep and recruit valuable workers.
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