Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman hasn’t seen anything on the table that would get him to approve legislation allowing cities to vote on local sales tax increases.
“I can’t imagine it and secondly, those who would be connected in a way I wouldn’t have any control over.”
On KFAB, Governor Heineman stated he is less than receptive to a suggestion from Omaha State Senator Brad Ashford to give voters the chance to decide if they want to raise their local sales tax rate.
“I don’t know how more clear I could be, I don’t know what part of “NO” he doesn’t understand.”
Ashford had said that he thought Heineman would be receptive to such a vote if it also resulted in a cut or elimination of other taxes.
The talk about giving cities the option of voter-approval for increases in the local sales tax rate isn’t winning any points with Governor Heineman.
“He wants some income in some sales or you want to eliminate one and put it all in the other, don’t think you aren’t putting pressure into another area relative to taxes.”
Governor Heineman says he’d put the veto pen to any legislation from the Unicameral allowing voter-approval of local sales tax increases.