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Sen. Bob Krist criticizes Gov. Ricketts for not supporting Internet sales tax

“Tens of millions of dollars that could have been used to relieve the skyrocketing property taxes on Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and homeowners.”

LINCOLN, NE – Sen. Bob Krist, candidate for Nebraska Governor, criticized Gov. Ricketts leadership, blaming him for losing tens of millions of dollars in revenue that could have helped relieve the property tax burden on Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and homeowners.

 

“Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows Nebraska's collection of state sales taxes already owed on Internet purchases, is welcome news. Unfortunately, because of the lack of leadership from Gov. Ricketts, Nebraska missed out on an estimated $30 million to $40 million a year in new revenue. Tens of millions of dollars that could have been used to relieve the skyrocketing property taxes on Nebraska farmers, ranchers and homeowners,” Krist said.

 

“The irony of his refusal to support a tax that is already owed, is that he once supported a national sales tax that would have raised taxes for 95 percent of Nebraskans, "  he 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 
June 21, 2018 
Contact: Dan Parsons
402-580-2321