Tax Modernization Committee holds Norfolk hearing

NORFOLK - For the third time in four days the Nebraska State Legislature’s Tax Modernization Committee heard testimony from citizens of rural Nebraska.  The 14-member committee began the week in Scottsbluff and North Platte, then traveled to Norfolk Thursday, where 33 Northeast Nebraskans let their voices be heard.  Property tax was the most discussed issue.  Others pleaded for continued sales tax exemptions, offered revenue-producing ideas and the taxing of social security benefits.  The Tax Modernization Committee has two more scheduled meetings: Thursday, October 17th in Omaha and Friday the 18th in Lincoln.  Committee members will work throughout the year with goal of having tax legislation ready to be introduced when the Unicameral re-convenes in January.