Democratic candidate for governor Dubas makes Norfolk campaign stop

NORFOLK -  One of two candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor of Nebraska stopped in Norfolk yesterday on a kickoff campaign swing around the state.  Annette Dubas of Fullerton formally announced her plans Sunday at the family farm. She says she is hearing what’s good in Nebraska communities as she travels around the state. As governor, Dubas says she would help communities build on those things.  Developing a skilled work force is one of Dubas’s priorities. She says career development needs to start in junior high school so students are prepared for the real world. And she says more programs like the Norfolk Area Recruiters are needed to bring former residents back home.  Dubas says her experience in the legislature makes her better suited to be governor than her opponent for the Democratic nomination, Chuck Hassebrook.  Dubas also said she hopes the Tax Modernization Committee, which meets Thursday afternoon in Norfolk, will provide a good overall analysis of the state’s tax structure. She says she is hearing a lot about the burden of property taxes, and hopes an answer can be found to that problem.