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Sen. Bob Krist criticizes Gov. Ricketts for again delaying collection of Internet sales tax

“Pete Ricketts continues to prove he’s not up to the job of leading our way out of the worst property tax crisis in the history of our state.”

LINCOLN, NE – Sen. Bob Krist, former Republican and candidate for Nebraska Governor, today criticized Gov. Pete Ricketts decision to delay collecting Internet sales tax until 2019.

“Without reason, Gov. Ricketts refused to support legislation during the last Legislative session that would have allowed collection of state sales taxes already owed on Internet purchases, costing the State $30 million to $40 million a year in new revenue,” Krist said.

“And now he compounds that terrible decision by delaying collection of taxes until January, forfeiting tens of millions of additional dollars in Internet sales tax from Holiday shoppers. That’s not only poor leadership, it’s negligent,” he said.

“That’s tens of millions of dollars that could have been used to relieve the skyrocketing property taxes on Nebraska farmers, ranchers and homeowners. It’s yet another example of poor leadership by taking a my-way-or-the-highway approach,” Krist said.

“For someone who promised to run the state like a business, Pete Ricketts continues to prove he’s not up to the job of leading our way out of the worst property tax crisis in the history of our state,” Krist said.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

July 28, 2018 
Contact: Dan Parsons
402-580-2321