Lawmakers Pass Measure To Let Cities Offer Relocation Incentives
Posted: 28 March, 2013
LINCOLN (AP) – Nebraska lawmakers have passed a measure to let cities offer “relocation incentives” to attract new residents, if local voters approve.
The measure coasted through its third and final vote on Thursday, 44-0. Sen. Kate Sullivan of Cedar Rapids proposed the bill in an effort to help small towns attract plumbers, electricians, nurses and other high-demand workers. Community officials could use local-option sales tax revenue previously approved by voters, but voters would have to weigh in again to specifically use that money for incentives.