State Senator Annette Dubas is emphasizing a need for lower taxes as she launches her campaign for governor. Dubas, a Democrat from Fullerton, says property taxes are high on everybody’s list.
“While property taxes are a local issue, the state cannot ignore the fact that we do have an impact on those property tax rates,” she says.
Dubas says she agrees with State Auditor Mike Foley that the Nebraska Health and Human Services Department needs a thorough review, but she isn’t talking about “tearing it apart brick by brick.” Dubas says the “buck stops” with the governor on any significant problems in the department.
“There’s no question, we need to go in and look at every department at every agency, what does it take to break this down and look at the best way to efficiently provide these services,” Dubas said in Lincoln.
Dubas will face fellow Democrat Chuck Hassebrook, a former University of Nebraska Regent who also headed the Center for Rural Affairs in Lyons.
The Democratic lawmaker initially announced her bid at her family farm near Fullerton over the weekend.
Thanks to Chris Whitney, KLIN, Lincoln