LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Three elected officials in the Lincoln area are receiving substantial property tax breaks on their homes through Nebraska’s homestead exemption program.
The Lincoln Journal Star reports Lancaster County Commissioner Larry Hudkins received a homestead exemption for a portion of his
home and saved more than $2,700 this year under the state’s program that’s primarily intended to help low-income seniors.
Lincoln City Councilman Jon Camp and Southeast Community College board member Bob Feit each have homestead exemptions covering their entire home value under a
new exemption for veterans with 100 percent service-connected disability. Camp saved nearly $5,500 and Feit saved more than $5,100 in property taxes using that program.
As elected officials, the three men make decisions affecting the local property tax rate in Lancaster County. Hudkins’ and Camp’s salaries are also funded by local property tax revenue.