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Jacobson at the Legislature: Property taxes, budget hearings

Sen. Mike Jacobson - Sep. 26, 2022

What’s with the pink card that I got in the mail titled, “NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE”? If you have received a large pink card in the mail recently, your taxes might be going up. Under recent “Truth in Taxation” legislation, a political subdivision (city, county, school district, community college) whose proposed budget exceeds the […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: Property taxes, budget hearings

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

What’s with the pink card that I got in the mail titled, “NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE”? If you have received a large pink card in the mail recently, your taxes might be going up. Under recent “Truth in Taxation” legislation, a political subdivision (city, county, school district, community college) whose proposed budget exceeds the […]

Tough times ahead for drought stricken areas

Sen. Mike Jacobson - Sep. 23, 2022

Now that fall has arrived, the attention of ag producers has turned to harvest. Ranchers have completed their hay harvest and are preparing for the winter-feeding season once the grazing season comes to a close. The areas of the Sandhills that got some good rainfall this summer should have enough hay production to allow those […]

Tough times ahead for drought stricken areas

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

Now that fall has arrived, the attention of ag producers has turned to harvest. Ranchers have completed their hay harvest and are preparing for the winter-feeding season once the grazing season comes to a close. The areas of the Sandhills that got some good rainfall this summer should have enough hay production to allow those […]

Sustainable Beef brings far-ranging economic boost

Sen. Mike Jacobson - Sep. 8, 2022

This past week, the long-awaited Sustainable Beef project was officially announced, and dirt work is underway. Sustainable Beef is a huge project and will take nearly two years to construct. The economic impact will go well beyond the approximate $400 million in construction costs directly attributed to the physical facility. I look forward to seeing […]

Sustainable Beef brings far-ranging economic boost

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

This past week, the long-awaited Sustainable Beef project was officially announced, and dirt work is underway. Sustainable Beef is a huge project and will take nearly two years to construct. The economic impact will go well beyond the approximate $400 million in construction costs directly attributed to the physical facility. I look forward to seeing […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: Property taxes handled at local level

Sen. Mike Jacobson - Sep. 3, 2022

Although it may not feel like fall yet, it’s just around the corner. For taxing authorities, fall means the start of budget season. Taxing authorities need a sound budget to determine what their tax asking (levy) will be for the upcoming year. Nebraskans pay both state and local taxes. Although there are some city or […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: Property taxes handled at local level

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

Although it may not feel like fall yet, it’s just around the corner. For taxing authorities, fall means the start of budget season. Taxing authorities need a sound budget to determine what their tax asking (levy) will be for the upcoming year. Nebraskans pay both state and local taxes. Although there are some city or […]

Our schools handled pandemic well: Tax & aid balance still ahead

Sen. Mike Jacobson - Aug. 25, 2022

As the month of August ends, schools have reopened and fall sports are now in full swing. This is always a special time of year for me. I remember my time teaching fondly, particularly opportunities I had to make a positive impact on students. Today’s teachers face different challenges than the teachers who came before […]

Our schools handled pandemic well: Tax & aid balance still ahead

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

As the month of August ends, schools have reopened and fall sports are now in full swing. This is always a special time of year for me. I remember my time teaching fondly, particularly opportunities I had to make a positive impact on students. Today’s teachers face different challenges than the teachers who came before […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: Dialing in two important facets of education

Sen. Mike Jacobson - Aug. 19, 2022

Educational opportunities are critical to building and growing a healthy economy. This week, I was able to appreciate two facets of the education sector in District 42. First, District 42 is welcoming two new Future Farmers of America chapters this year! Hershey and Maxwell are both opening new chapters and I was pleased to attend […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: Dialing in two important facets of education

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

Educational opportunities are critical to building and growing a healthy economy. This week, I was able to appreciate two facets of the education sector in District 42. First, District 42 is welcoming two new Future Farmers of America chapters this year! Hershey and Maxwell are both opening new chapters and I was pleased to attend […]

Jacobson at the legislature: Inflation, economic outlook

Sen. Mike Jacobson - Aug. 12, 2022

This week, I want to discuss the state of the economy. I am hearing a lot about the impact inflation is having on your wallets. Some will remember the effects of inflation from the 1979 energy crisis, but for many working people and young families this is their first experience with a significant spike in […]

Jacobson at the legislature: Inflation, economic outlook

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

This week, I want to discuss the state of the economy. I am hearing a lot about the impact inflation is having on your wallets. Some will remember the effects of inflation from the 1979 energy crisis, but for many working people and young families this is their first experience with a significant spike in […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: Micro-TIF

Sen. Mike Jacobson - Aug. 5, 2022

As we approach fall, I am focused on ideas for new legislation for the 108th legislative session. One issue I want to tackle is improvements to the Micro-TIF program, so municipalities and counties in District 42 have the best tools they need to grow. Today, there are three Tax Increment Financing (TIF) programs available. Traditional […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: Micro-TIF

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

As we approach fall, I am focused on ideas for new legislation for the 108th legislative session. One issue I want to tackle is improvements to the Micro-TIF program, so municipalities and counties in District 42 have the best tools they need to grow. Today, there are three Tax Increment Financing (TIF) programs available. Traditional […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: A start for beginning farmers

Sen. Mike Jacobson - Jul. 29, 2022

Although the 107th Legislature has adjourned, our work continues in the interim. In addition to working on legislation for next year, I am also participating in committee activities. I currently serve in three committees: General Affairs, Agriculture and Natural Resources. On Thursday, July 21, the Agriculture Committee held a roundtable discussion at the Capitol under […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: A start for beginning farmers

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

Although the 107th Legislature has adjourned, our work continues in the interim. In addition to working on legislation for next year, I am also participating in committee activities. I currently serve in three committees: General Affairs, Agriculture and Natural Resources. On Thursday, July 21, the Agriculture Committee held a roundtable discussion at the Capitol under […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: Wonderful county fairs

Sen. Mike Jacobson - Jul. 18, 2022

As the summer continues and the temperatures rise, we once again enter “County Fair Season.” I must say that, as a kid growing up on the farm, I always looked forward to the annual county fair. Many people enjoy the county fair to experience the foods and the unique entertainment such as frog races, greased […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: Wonderful county fairs

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

As the summer continues and the temperatures rise, we once again enter “County Fair Season.” I must say that, as a kid growing up on the farm, I always looked forward to the annual county fair. Many people enjoy the county fair to experience the foods and the unique entertainment such as frog races, greased […]