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Farm groups look for new options after ballot measure stalls

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska farm groups are scrambling for new ways to lower property taxes after a statewide ballot campaign abruptly ended but acknowledge they'll probably have to turn back to state lawmakers.

The coalition had staked its hopes on the proposed ballot measure, which would have steered more than $1 billion a year into tax credits for property owners. But the Yes to Property Tax Committee announced Friday it would stop collecting signatures for the November ballot.

Nebraska Farmers Union President John Hansen says his group plans to shift its focus back to the Legislature. It's unclear whether lawmakers will be able to unite around a plan in 2019, but at least eight of the 49 senators will be new because of term limits and lawmakers who aren't seeking re-election.



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