The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce has declined to endorse Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman's tax reform proposals.
The chamber's executive committee said in a statement Tuesday that it will stay neutral on the two proposals. The chamber says its review of both measures shows they would create "significant uncertainty'' for many businesses.
Chamber President and CEO David Brown says the proposal could have unintended consequences for manufacturing and processing, hospitals and non-profits.
Brown says the chamber doesn't support the bills as written, but will remain neutral to continue a discussion on Nebraska taxes.
One of the bills would eliminate the state's income tax, and make up the difference by ending $2.4 billion in sales tax exemptions. The other would eliminate $395 million in exemptions and lower the income tax for certain residents.