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Peter Ricketts on Tax Reform

Republican Senate Challenger

 


Provide tax relief through property tax regulations

Last year, we successfully worked together to provide $408 million in direct dollar-for-dollar property tax relief through the Property Tax Credit Relief Fund. This year, we must make structural changes to property taxes through a bill that we propose to tighten spending and levy limits and to limit the statewide aggregate growth of agricultural property valuations to three percent. We must prioritize property tax relief, it's my number one priority this year.
Source: 2016 State of the State speech to Nebraska legislature , Jan 14, 2016

Protect taxpayers from bureaucracy & burdensome regulations

PROTECT TAXPAYERS: Pete will hold the line on taxes and keep state bureaucracy accountable by prioritizing transparency.

Pete will work to limit burdensome regulations and to improve Nebraska's tax climate to enable existing in-state businesses to grow in Nebraska and encourage out-of-state companies to relocate to Nebraska. Pete will also utilize his experience helping entrepreneurs to create the next generation of Nebraska businesses.

Source: 2014 Nebraska Governor campaign website, PeteRicketts.com , Nov 4, 2014

Supports line-item veto and fair & simple taxes

We need to give the president line-item-veto authority, prioritize spending and institute taxes which are fair and simple. I support reducing the size of government and making President Bush’s tax cut permanent.
Source: Ben Thompson, North Platte Telegraph , Feb 7, 2006

Death tax is based on jealousy of high achievement

“The death tax is bad because it is impractical and because of what is says about us as a country,” Ricketts said. “It is just wrong and is based on jealousy of high achievement. The death tax divides us; it does not bring us together.”
Source: Ben Thompson, North Platte Telegraph , Feb 7, 2006

Other governors on Tax Reform: Peter Ricketts on other issues:
NE Gubernatorial:
Dave Heineman
Jon Bruning
NE Senatorial:
Dave Domina
Deb Fischer
Shane Osborn

Gubernatorial Debates 2017:
NJ: Fulop(D) vs.Lesniak(D)
VA: Gillespie(R) vs.Wittman(R) vs.Northam(D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2016:
DE: Bonini(R) vs.Carney(D)
IN: Pence(R) vs.Gregg(D)
MO: Hanaway(R) vs.Brunner(R) vs.Kinder(R) vs.Greitens(R)
MT: Bullock(D) vs.Perea(R) vs.Johnson(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.McChesney(D)
NC: McCrory(R) vs.Cooper(D) vs.Spaulding(D)
ND: Dalrymple(R) vs.Stenehjem(R) vs.Becker(R) vs.Heitkamp(D) vs.Pomeroy(D)
NH: Hassan(D) vs.Bradley(R) vs.Sununu(R) vs.Lavoie(R) vs.Connolly(D) vs.Dextraze(I)
OR: Brown(D) vs.Bell(D) vs.Niemeyer(R) vs.Pierce(R)
UT: Herbert(R) vs.Johnson(R) vs.Cook(D)
VT: Shumlin(D) vs.Minter(D) vs.Dunne(D) vs.Scott(R) vs.Lisman(R) vs.Smith(D)
WA: Inslee(D) vs.Bryant(R)
WV: Kessler(R) vs.Cole(D)
Newly-elected governors (first seated in Jan. 2015):
AK-I: Bill Walker
AR-R: Asa Hutchinson
AZ-R: Doug Ducey
IL-R: Bruce Rauner
MA-R: Charlie Baker
MD-R: Larry Hogan
NE-R: Pete Ricketts
OR-D: Kate Brown
PA-D: Tom Wolf
RI-D: Gina Raimondo
TX-R: Greg Abbott

Lame ducks 2015-16:
DE-D: Jack Markell
(term-limited 2016)
KY-D: Steve Beshear
(term-limited 2015)
LA-R: Bobby Jindal
(term-limited 2015)
MO-D: Jay Nixon
(term-limited 2016)
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
(retiring 2016)
WV-D: Earl Ray Tomblin
(term-limited 2016)
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