Omaha Senator Proposes Raising Threshold for Tax Increases
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A
Nebraska lawmaker is proposing a constitutional amendment that would
make it more difficult for the Legislature to approve tax increases.
Pete Pirsch of Omaha will present his measure Thursday to the
Legislature's Revenue Committee. The measure would let voters decide
whether to increase the vote threshold for lawmakers on bills that raise
The current set-up requires a simple majority. Pirsch's
measure would mandate a majority of all lawmakers, plus four — a vote
threshold of at least 29 in the 49-member Legislature.
haven't passed any direct tax increases in years. They approved the
largest tax cut in history in 2007, and passed a second, slimmed-down
tax cut package last year.