LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the office of Governor Pete Ricketts:
“Governor Pete Ricketts joined the Nebraska REALTORS® Association (NRA), the Home Builders Association of Lincoln (HBAL), and the Metro Omaha Builders Association to oppose legislative proposals that would raise the cost of home ownership.
Currently, the Revenue Committee is considering tax increases on home sales and home repairs. In particular, it has discussed hiking the doc stamp tax on real estate transactions (real estate transfer tax), taxing home repairs like plumbing work, and placing a tax on moving services.
“With the Revenue Committee’s approach to tax policy, everyone loses,” said Gov. Ricketts. “From putting new taxes on homes to ripping off existing property tax relief for new spending, some Senators are getting ready to raise taxes on working families to give another group of people tax relief. The Legislature is officially on notice: Don’t tax working families out of house and home!”