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Governor Ricketts to host "Raise Glasses, Not Taxes" event

Posted at 12:07 PM, Feb 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-13 13:07:50-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild announced three "Raise Glasses, Not Taxes" events on March 1, 2019 to stop potential tax increases on craft beer, spirits, wine, and other goods.

The tax increases are currently under consideration in the Legislature. These events will be held simultaneously in Omaha, Lincoln, and Grand Island.

"We are urging the Legislature to oppose tax increases on craft brewers and other Nebraska goods and services." Governor Ricketts said.

Each event will feature a short program as well as drinks for purchase. "Raise Glasses, Not Taxes" is open to the public. Ricketts will be at the Omaha location and the event runs from 4-6 p.m.