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Tax-incentives bill halted by filibuster

DON WALTON Lincoln Journal StarMay 25, 2019

What goes around comes around in the Legislature. And sometimes it happens quickly.

Two days after a last-gasp property tax relief bill was ensnared by a legislative filibuster, a new business tax-incentives package was trapped by another filibuster fueled primarily by supporters of property tax reductions.

A motion to free the proposal (LB720) fell three votes short of the number required to end debate and failed on a 30-18 vote, erasing the bill from the agenda in the waning days of a legislative session that will adjourn next week.

This week’s results eliminated action on two major issues facing senators this year, but Friday’s vote appeared to hand property tax relief proponents some additional leverage heading into next year’s legislative session.

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