The first public-input hearings of the Legislature's Tax Modernization Committee are set to begin in western Nebraska.
Lawmakers will convene the first hearing 4 o'clock this afternoon at Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff. The committee will hold a public hearing on Tuesday starting at 1:30 p.m. at North Platte Community College in North Platte. Its final hearing for the week will take place at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Northeast Community College in Norfolk.
The committee has been assigned to review Nebraska's tax system for fairness, simplicity and stability, while helping to compete with other states. The panel is expected to release a report by mid-December.
Hearings in Lincoln and Omaha are scheduled in October.