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Final proposal by Douglas Co. assessor on how to bring relief for property taxes

“Everything has to be fair and equal."
Posted at 6:58 PM, Oct 20, 2023

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The head of Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom told 3 News Now the valuation crisis is at the top of the group's agenda.

And they feel good about making progress in the legislature next year with property tax relief.

Some of what Douglas County Assessor and Register of Deeds, Walt Peffer, has proposed would happen in Lincoln.

But his fourth proposal would come down to a vote of the people.

PROPOSAL #3

Starting last Friday and continuing this week we've brought you bits of what we think is an important conversation about valuations, property taxes and potential ways to get relief to homeowners.

3 News Now Anchor Mary Nelson brings you what's in Proposal #3 — Changing the rules to create lasting impact.

We will round things out Friday with Proposal #4 — which would take longer to put in place because it would mean changing the state constitution.

Douglas Co. assessor's third proposal for how to bring relief for property taxes

PROPOSAL #2

Our series with Douglas County Assessor Walt Peffer continues — inspired by a recent Nextdoor post from his office with specific proposals.

3 News Now Anchor Mary Nelson brings you what's in Proposal #2 — the Homestead Exemption Expansion.

This proposal would require the state legislature to act. Peffer says the best way to advocate — regardless of whether you live in Douglas County — is to let your legislator know what you'd like to see next session.

Details about three and four are yet to come later this week.

Second proposal by Douglas Co. assessor for relief for property taxes

PROPOSAL #1

Property taxes and valuations are hot topics across Nebraska.

In Douglas County, Peffer has put four ideas forward for how to bring relief.

3 News Now Anchor Mary Nelson brings you what’s in the first proposal and how lobbies could slow it down.

Details about proposals two, three, and four are coming later this week.

Douglas Co. assessor's first proposal for bringing down relief on property taxes

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Walt Peffer is Douglas County's Assessor and Register of Deeds. A recent Nextdoor post from his office has brought thousands to engage on the issue of property taxes.

3 News Now sat down with Peffer and spoke for quite a while about the reality and what can be done to affect our valuations and property taxes whether it's the next legislative session or a ballot vote.

3 News Now will bring you a special series next week detailing what's on the table.

KMTV special with Douglas County Assessor Walt Peffer on property taxes

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