Following a contentious pandemic protracted legislative session, it should come as no surprise that campaigning for half of the seats in the Legislature has—in some cases— turned ugly, very ugly.
As you may know, for the past several weeks I have been writing about what I am calling the Nebraska Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights, which I intend to include in legislation for the consumption tax in January. This week I will tell you about the sixth right, which is the right to privacy.
Each week I have been writing about the Nebraska Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. The Nebraska Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights will be included in legislation I will introduce in January for the consumption tax. So far, I have discussed the failures of the income tax, the property tax, and the inheritance tax. This week I will explain why the consumption tax works better than any other form of taxation.
Three ballot issues from the initiative petition process cover casino gambling at licensed Nebraska horserace tracks, the regulation and taxation of that activity and the distribution of the proceeds. They are: Initiative Measure 429, a proposed constitutional measure allowing casino gambling at licensed horse race tracks; Initiative 430, a proposed law setting up a regulatory framework for the casinos; and Initiative Measure 431, a proposed law to tax the casinos and direct most of the tax revenues to property tax credits.
Nebraska voters face six statewide questions in November. Four are statutory initiatives proposed by the initiative petition process. Two are constitutional amendments proposed by the Legislature. Today we’ll look at those amendments and one of the initiative petitions.