ENJOYING THE SNOW: A hefty snowfall on Monday led to a couple of days off school for Gothenburg children. As the snow continued to fall, Mayor Joyce Hudson issued a Snow Emergency effective Monday evening through Tuesday morning. Pictured are Laura, Felicity and MJ Williams and Navaeh Engleman. (Photo by Shannondoah Schram)
Nebraska’s tax system is completely broken. Nebraska is the worst state in the nation for the inheritance tax, the seventh worst state for property taxes and only Wisconsin beats Nebraska in terms of the number of farm and ranch bankruptcies. By now, many property owners have figured out that last year’s big property tax relief bill, LB1107, was nothing more than a slight decrease in the amount that property taxes increased this year, and this is how things will continue to be unless we overhaul the entire system.