Nebraska Is 34th In Tax Rankings



LINCOLN -- A new report by a national group says Nebraska's tax climate ranks 34th in the nation.  The Washington-based Tax Foundation said Wednesday that Nebraska's tax ranking was unchanged from the previous year. Gov. Dave Heineman often points to the group's rankings when advocating for lower taxes.  Nebraska scored lowest in property taxes, where it ranked 39th nationally. Its best ranking was for unemployment taxes, where it ranked 8th.  The Tax Foundation gave its highest marks to Wyoming, South Dakota, Nevada, Alaska, Florida, Washington, Montana, New Hampshire, Utah and Indiana.  The lowest-ranked states were Maryland, Connecticut, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Vermont, Rhode Island, Minnesota, California, New Jersey and New York.