GOP Candidate Says Cutting Taxes Is a Priority

NORFOLK - One of the five men seeking the Republican nomination for governor of Nebraska says cutting taxes is one of his priorities. Beau McCoy is in Norfolk today, including a noon stop at the Norfolk Rotary meeting. He says he has helped Governor Dave Heineman reduce taxes on the state’s citizens over the past five years – but there is still work to be done. McCoy says it is also important to continue to control spending, create good paying jobs and prioritize education. McCoy is a native of Dundee County in southwest Nebraska who now operates a construction business in Omaha. He was elected to represent the 39th District in the Unicameral in 2008, and re-elected in 2012. Others in the GOP race for governor include fellow state senators Charlie Jansen and Tom Carlson, State Auditor Mike Foley, and Omaha businessman Pete Ricketts. Democrats vying for the nomination are former University of Nebraska Regent Chuck Hassebrook and State Senator Annette Dubas.