Taxes and State Government
As a city, our goal should be to lower property taxes—not increase them. As a state senator for 15 years, Brad Ashford has consistently worked in the Unicameral to keep taxes down by making government work more efficiently. As a senator, Brad Ashford supported the largest tax cut in the state’s history in 2007; in 2009 he supported the largest spending reduction in the state’s history, cutting over $1 billion from the state’s budget; and now, he supports repealing the restaurant tax. Omaha needs a mayor who understands state government and has the ability to work effectively within the Unicameral, the Governor, state senators, and leaders in state agencies.
No mayoral candidate has more experience or proven ability to be effective in state government than Brad Ashford. As a state senator, Brad supported the largest tax cut and largest spending reduction in the state’s history.
“As an Omaha resident and a State Senator, I believe what is missing from the skill set of current city leadership is state legislative experience. Knowing that process advances Omaha’s unique needs as the only metropolitan class city in the state. The experience belongs to only one candidate for our next Mayor, Senator Brad Ashford. Vote for the experience that takes our city to the next level ‐ Vote Ashford.”
- Bob Krist, Nebraska State Senator:
“I have worked with Brad Ashford for over six years in the Nebraska Legislature on a variety of issues. He has consistently demonstrated his commitment to the City of Omaha and has an ability to work with everyone regardless of party.”
- Steve Lathrop, Nebraska State Senator