LINCOLN - A petition drive that seeks to lower Nebraska property taxes by sharply cutting state revenue is gaining steam and donations despite concerns from some groups that it would force lawmakers to raise other taxes and cut state services. The group TRUE Nebraskans now has more than 200 volunteers gathering petition signatures throughout the state and is planning to add paid circulators soon.
Organizers have also seen an uptick in contributions, including $10,000 in July from an Omaha couple. Organizers said they expect to report more large donations next month.
"We want to keep pushing, but we feel very, very good about where we are," said Paul Von Behren, the group's president. "It's really started to pick up momentum."
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