Heineman Backs Two Money Saving Measures for Farmers


Gov. Dave Heineman has voiced supportfor a bill that could save Nebraska farmers some money and has continued toplace support behind another cost saving measure for farmland owners.

The bill would exempt agriculturalrepair and replacement parts from Nebraska's sales tax.

The governor spoke out once again insupport of lowering the taxable land value of farmland from 75 percent to 65percent. Heineman believes the state can afford the tax relief measures.

He said Nebraskans are being overtaxedright now and that he is determined to get tax relief for Nebraskans.

The tax exemption bill foragricultural repairs was introduced by state Sen. Annette Dubas of Fullertonand so far has advanced through a first-round vote that took place last week.