Lincoln, Neb. — Gov. Pete Ricketts is pushing back against an effort to draw Nebraska lawmakers into a special session to address complaints about high property taxes.
Ricketts told reporters Tuesday he sees “no need” for a special session, arguing that it wouldn’t accomplish anything.
The Republican governor says on Twitter that lawmakers “shouldn’t even be considering” a special session and accuses them of being “fixated on increasing taxes.”
His comments came after Sen. Tom Brewer of Gordon filed a request that could trigger a special session later this year, if 33 of the Legislature’s 49 senators agree.
A last-ditch effort to pass a tax package stalled over the weekend when senators failed to reach an agreement. Ricketts had endorsed one of the stalled proposals. This year’s regular session is nearly over.