Someone had to see this coming.
Guess who challenged the property tax assessment on his Regency mansion in 1985: That’s right, millionaire Ben Nelson!
It seems that in back in ’85, Nelson protested his property valuation after he’d bought the mansion the year before. After his protest, the final valuation was set even lower than what he asked.
So apparently the Ben Nelson – Barry Rubin – NDP theory was correct after all: When someone else’s taxes go down, someone else’s go up. And in this case, Pete took the hit for Ben’s decrease.
Well it’s good to see that the Ben Nelson and his Democrats are backing Ricketts on this. Right Ben? Ben?