Platte Institute Zoom Town Hall Tonight For Western NE on Property Tax Relif

The conservative-leaning Platte Institute think tank is holding a virtual town hall meeting on property relief tonight at 6:30 MT on Zoom specifically for Western Nebraska.

Institute CEO Jim Vokal says that with no consensus in the Legislature on major property tax reform legislation, it’s important for lawmakers to hear from as many residents as possible about the issue.

To do that, he says Virtual Town Halls being held for different areas of the state to help create a broader grassroots consensus on property tax reform that includes Nebraskans from every point of view.

Vokal says tonight’s Virtual Town Hall will be driven by members of the public with voters and taxpayers from communities across Western Nebraska invited to participate to share their stories, ideas for property tax reform, and questions about Nebraska tax issues.

Pre-registration is required at The confirmation email has a link where they can request time to ask questions and share ideas for discussion topics and participant polls on camera or by audio through Zoom.

All town hall participants can also submit questions in writing through Zoom’s Q&A or chat features and vote in live polls throughout the program.

The Nebraska Legislature is scheduled to return next week from a nearly 4-month coronavirus hiatus and debate on property tax legislation is expected to be one of the most-watched issues