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Governor supports tax exemption for ag parts

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Governor Dave Heineman is voicing support for a bill that would exempt agricultural repair and replacement parts from Nebraska's sales tax.
On Monday, the governor also voiced support for lowering the taxable land value of farmland from 75 percent to 65 percent.

Heineman says the state can afford tax relief and that Nebraskans are being overtaxed right now.

Leonard Scheppers, Part Manager with Frank Implement Co. in Scottsbluff, says farmers or ranchers could spend about $2,000 a year on sales taxes alone.

He says the proposal would help local repair stores.
"It helps us because they'll shop in town, instead of going across the border or doing a mail order." Said Scheppers.
State Senator Annette Dubas of Fullerton introduced the exemption bill for agricultural repairs.

It advanced through a first-round vote last week.

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