Nebraska Governor Cites Tax Foundation in State of the State Address
January 18, 2011
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman (R) included this in his 2011 State of the State address last week:
We’ve made exceptional progress during the past few years but we have more work to do. I have high expectations for our state and for what we can do for our citizens.
For example, our efforts to lower taxes three years ago and our determined resolve not to raise them the past three years has resulted in a more competitive business environment and improved rankings in the annual Tax Foundation survey.
In 2006, Nebraska’s business climate was ranked 45th of 50 states. We were one of the top 10 highest taxed states in America. Today Nebraska is 29th. We have improved our ranking more than any other state except one.
During the next four years, we need to reform our income tax system so that middle class families and small business owners don’t pay at the same marginal rate as Nebraska’s richest citizen. We need to lower corporate tax rates. Lowering taxes will create more job opportunities for our citizens.