Public hearings in Norfolk, Macy will give citizens chance for input
Thursday, 26 September 2013 13:51
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 September 2013 14:45
Interest being shown by local residents in tomorrow’s public hearing in Norfolk being held by the Legislature’s Tax Modernization Committee is high.
Two hearings have been held to date in other parts of the state, each one drawing close to 200 citizens with ideas on changes to taxes in Nebraska.
The public hearing for this part of the state is tomorrow (Thursday), from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center on the Northeast Nebraska Community College campus, Norfolk.
State Senator Galen Hadley, Chair of the Tax Modernization Committee, said there are some additional details regarding the public hearings that the public needs to be aware of, but he wants the public to participate.
Each hearing is scheduled to last three hours, with one hour being allowed for each of the three tax categories: property, sales and income taxes.
The Property Tax Options will be open for discussion first, followed by Sales and Use Tax, and finally Individual and Corporate Income Tax.
Any person may testify on any tax option. Testifiers may also raise any additional issues that do not appear on the Options and Issues list.
The committee also notes these stipulations:
• Testifiers will need to fill out a form before testifying. The form allows you to indicate whether you are testifying or have a position on an issue you want to indicate but do not wish to testify;
• Testimony will be limited to five (5) minutes, not including questions from the Committee;
• If possible, please bring 15 copies of any written remarks for the 14 Committee Members and the Committee Clerk;
• Any written submissions in lieu of live testimony will be provided to the committee members;
• If time allows, additional time may be given to a particular issue or tax category.
For any additional information, please visit the Tax Modernization Committee’s website: http://news.legislature.ne.gov/tmc/.
For the full story, pick up the September 25 West Point News, or call 372-2461 to subscribe.