Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman made a rare appearance before legislators last week, pushing for a $327 million tax-cut plan that would reduce individual and corporate income taxes and eliminate the inheritance tax.

Legislative Bill 970 is opposed by the Nebraska Association of Counties, which argues that eliminating the estate tax would mean the loss of up to $48 million annually for counties, which are the sole recipients of the tax. Eliminating the tax would force them to raise property taxes, according to local reports.

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