District 41 constituents can voice tax concerns at community conversation

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

Albion, Nebraska - A town hall meeting focusing on the ongoing property tax debate is set for Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. This free, public event, hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs, will be held at Cornerstone Bank, 240 S 3rd St., Albion, Nebraska, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Sen. Tom Briese, of Nebraska’s 41st District, will be available to answer questions about interim session activities and expected topics for the 2018 session.

The main focus of the meeting will be the impact of tax proposals on local schools, governments, and residents.

“There has been no solution or clear path forward to the property tax challenge,” said Jordan Rasmussen, policy program associate with the Center for Rural Affairs. “The property tax burden still weighs heavily on rural communities. This affects everyone from residents and farmers, to the school systems and local governments that rely on tax funding to do their work.”

The 41st District includes Garfield, Wheeler, Valley, Greeley, Sherman, Howard, Boone, Antelope, and Pierce counties. Residents are invited to join the conversation.

“Our current tax environment can be a complicated thing to approach,” said Rasmussen. “Our representatives are working toward solutions that sustain the rural communities you call home, so residents need to weigh in with their thoughts and ideas.”

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