Gov. Dave Heineman called Tuesday for a "bold and courageous" plan to eliminate the state income tax, both individual and corporate.
In exchange, the governor would eliminate certain sales tax exemptions, though he deferred until later this week offering details of his proposed multi-billion dollar tax shift. (Full story.)
Last week, Heineman and state education leaders unveiled a plan to freeze tuition for two years at University of Nebraska and state college campuses. Heineman also has said he wants a "better tax climate" for the state.
After Heineman's speech, the governor and Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy will depart for travel across Nebraska to talk to residents about Heineman's goals for 2013.
Heineman will make stops in North Platte, Kearney, Grand Island and Norfolk on Tuesday.
Sheehy will tour the state Tuesday and Wednesday, making stops in Hastings, McCook, Sidney, Scottsbluff, Alliance, Chadron, South Sioux City, Falls City and Beatrice.
— Robby Korth
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