Conversation in Genoa gives community members a platform to share their voices

Release Date: 

10/20/2017

Contact(s): 

Jordan Rasmussen, policy program associate, jordanr@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1032; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

Genoa, Nebraska - A community conversation on the ongoing property tax debate is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. This public event, hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs, will be held at the Genoa City Auditorium, 313 Willard Ave., Genoa, Nebraska, starting at 7:30 a.m.

Sen. Curt Friesen, of Nebraska’s 34th District, will be available to answers questions about interim session activities and what is on the horizon for the 2018 session.

Part of the discussion will be on the tax debate stemming from this year’s legislative session and the impact of proposals on local residents, schools, and governments.

“The legislative session ended without a solution or clear path forward to the property tax challenge,” said Jordan Rasmussen, policy program associate with the Center for Rural Affairs. “Yet the property tax burden continues to weigh heavily upon rural communities, from residents and farmers, to the school systems and local governments that rely on tax funding to do their work.”

Residents of Nance, Merrick, Hamilton, and Hall counties are invited to join the conversation on the balance among property taxes, education, and public safety cuts.

“Approaching our current tax environment can be complicated,” said Rasmussen. “Residents need to weigh in as our representatives work toward solutions that sustain the rural communities you call home.”

Rolls, juice, and coffee will be provided.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact Jordan Rasmussen at 402.687.2100 ext. 1032 or jordanr@cfra.org. There is no cost to attend.