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The Problem with Property Taxes

The Problem with Property Taxes

[Author: Mark Othmer, Nebraska Field Director, 03.2017 | Keywords: Nebraska Field Notes, Property Taxes, Taxes] Those of you who have been lucky enough to attend one of our Summer Legislative Meetings have heard me talk about property taxes. Often, I stress the importance of keeping local taxes and state taxes straight and understanding which entity is… Read More »

Sessions Begins in Nebraska

[Author: Mark Othmer, 01.17 | Keywords: Nebraska Field Notes, Nebraska Legislature] The first session of the 105th Nebraska Unicameral got underway on January 4, 2017. What is traditionally a day filled with pomp, circumstance and expectations of a smooth session with everyone working in harmony, was soon left in the dust.  On the first day,… Read More »

Election Results in Nebraska

Election Results in Nebraska

[Author: Mark Othmer, 11.2016 | Keywords: Nebraska Field Notes, Election] Another election season has finally concluded and I think it is safe to say that everyone is elated that itís over. As I traveled across Nebraska, the most common theme I heard was, ìEnough already. Letís get to the voting booth and settle this. We… Read More »

Handling Header Trailer & Seed Tender Sales in Nebraska

Handling Header Trailer & Seed Tender Sales in Nebraska

[Author: Mark Othmer, 09.2016 | Keywords: Nebraska Field Notes, Header Trailer, Seed Tender] One topic that always seems to generate questions from dealers and their customers is, “How does the state of Nebraska view header trailers and seed tenders when considering sales tax, titling, registering and licensing?” Recently, I’ve had several discussions with officials at… Read More »

Election Year Thoughts

Election Year Thoughts

[Author: Mark Othmer, 07.2016 | Keywords: Nebraska Field Notes, Election] As the summer heat sets in, those involved with Nebraska agriculture often find themselves wishing for rain from Mother Nature and depending on the reliability of the pivot irrigation system. While irrigation in Nebraska is typically as reliable as flipping a light switch, if the… Read More »

Nebraska  Legislative Recap

Nebraska Legislative Recap

[Author: Mark Othmer, 05.2016 | Keywords: Nebraska Field Notes, Nebraska Legislation] The 104th legislature, 2nd session, of the Nebraska Unicameral came to a close on April 20, 2016. Since this was the 2nd session of the 104th legislature, all bills not acted on or passing final reading (the third round of debate) will die. There… Read More »