Nebraska’s tax burden — especially local property taxes and state income taxes – hurts the families, small businesses, and retirees that Nebraska needs to attract and retain to grow our economy and maintain our quality of life.
Senator Clements helped pass the largest tax cut in state history with his vote for LB873. This legislation will provide an additional $3.4 billion of overall tax relief to Nebraskans through the tax year 2027. When fully implemented, LB 873 will deliver nearly $1 billion of annual tax relief above and beyond what Nebraskans currently receive.
Senator Clements co-sponsored legislation to exempt 100% of military retirement income from state income taxes, resulting in nearly $70 million of relief over 4 years. He voted to cut state income taxes on Social Security by 50% by the year 2025 providing over $217 million in relief over 5 years, and sponsored LB310, which reduces the inheritance tax rate and increases exemptions starting in 2023.
On the Appropriations Committee, Senator Clements has worked to control state spending and replenish Nebraska’s cash reserve while funding the State’s priorities and without raising taxes.
These priorities include property tax relief, disaster relief, state funding for education, workforce development, public safety, and protecting our most vulnerable with Medicaid, community corrections and juvenile services provider rate increases.
Senator Clements has been a strong supporter of legislation to grow Nebraska’s economy and promote job creation. He helped pass the ImagiNE Act, which replaced the Nebraska Advantage Act with updated tax incentives for businesses that create good-paying jobs and invest in Nebraska.
Senator Clements introduced and worked for the passage of LB454 (2019), amending the Realtor licensing requirements to allow homeschool graduates and other non-traditional applicants to receive a Realtor’s license, and included in the 2020 budget $4 million in career college scholarships for key workforce jobs where companies are having trouble filling positions and $10 million for the Rural Workforce Housing Development Fund.
Senator Clements has been a steadfast supporter of Life and is committed to fighting for the unborn.
Senator Clements supports legislative efforts to limit elective abortion earlier than the current 20-week ban. He would support exceptions for medical emergencies threatening the mother, IVF procedures, and ectopic pregnancy procedures. Senator Clements does not support criminal liability for the mother or felony prosecution of the doctor. Senator Clements will continue to be a protector of the unborn and always defend the Right to Life.