Published On: Fri, Feb 17th, 2017

Governor, Legislature work to address budget shortfall

LINCOLN — Robert Clements of Elmwood was appointed and sworn in Monday to fill the legislative seat left vacant by Papillion Sen. Bill Kintner’s resignation last month.
Sen. John Lowe proposed a repeal of the motorcycle helmet requirement at a Transportation and Telecommunications Committee hearing Monday
LB 368 would give riders 21 and older the option to wear no helmet. The bill would, however, require that eye protection be used.
Income tax cuts over the next decade are tied to economic growth under a bill proposed by Sen. Jim Smith. LB 337, introduced at the request of Gov. Ricketts, would reduce the highest individual tax rate by about 0.1 percent per year from 2020 to 2027 if economic growth exceeds 3.5 percent.

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