URGENT ACTION | Tax Modernization Committee Hearing

The Nebraska Legislature created the Tax Modernization Committee during the 2013 session to evaluate the state’s tax code and report back to the Legislature in December. It is important that lawmakers hear from Nebraskans who want the state to continue its investments in good schools, quality health care and strong public safety.

The committee is preparing for this week’s public hearings in Omaha and Lincoln:

Thursday, October 17 – Metro Community College, South Omaha Campus, Omaha, 1:30 – 4:30 pm.
Friday, October 18 – State Capitol Building, Room 1113, Lincoln, 10:00 – 1:00 pm.

We need your help in telling our state senators what is really important to the people of Nebraska. The committee has put forth several options for changes to the tax code. Some of these options would be good for the state – others would be harmful. We must let our senators know that Nebraska needs to enact changes that continue our strong investments in real economy builders like good schools and safe communities.

This means no cuts to our state's progressive income tax and corporate tax rates, and progressive broadening of the state sales tax base to support expanded state aid to schools and municipalities which will reduce local reliance on property taxes.

Please consider attending the hearing closest to you to testify with your words or simply your presence.

Nebraskans for Peace has joined dozens of other Nebraska nonprofits to form Rebuild Nebraska, a coalition committed to seeing that tax modernization in Nebraska helps - not harms - the 99 percent in our state. Visit the coalition's new website – rebuildnebraska.org – where you can get information to help you contact your state senator.

We also need to send the same message in letters to the editors of our state’s newspapers. If you would be willing to write a letter to the editor of your local paper, contact dmcmahan@acgusa.net for sample letters and other guidance to help you write your letter.

We invite you to like Rebuild Nebraska on Facebook and follow Rebuild Nebraska on Twitter to get updates and learn more as the Tax Modernization Committee study continues.

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