Nebraska’s Governor wants smokers to cough up sales tax money to boost a riverfront development in Omaha, as well as improvements in Lincoln. Nebraska Governor Mike Johans would use the state sales tax on tobacco products to encourage developers to build along the Missouri River in Omaha.About two-and-a-half million dollars is generated each year by Nebraska tobacco taxes. Johans would direct one-and-a-half million of it to Omaha riverfront development. The other one million would go to a downtown development project in Lincoln, Nebraska’s capital. The Governor’s proposal must be approved by Nebraska’s legislature.
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