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*** CALL TO ACTION ***  LIBA Members, We ask each of you to please contact your state senator regarding LB867. This bill is, in part, a response to LIBA’s consistent call to reduce the Lancaster County retirement match from 150 percent to 100 percent. The county contribution rate is capped at 13 percent. The county contributes about 7.8 percent of participating employees’ salaries to their pension funds and the participating employees are required to contribute …

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  The Lincoln Independent Business Association supports LB745. Requiring a vote of the people to enact an occupation tax is nothing short of good policy. It promotes transparency in government and allows the good taxpayers of Nebraska to determine which projects they would like to fund. The commencement of the West Haymarket arena project is a perfect example of how good policy works. The people of Lincoln voted for the arena occupation taxes, which sunsets …

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In 2012, 49 state senators may debate the merits of requiring the Pledge of Allegiance in Nebraska schools grades K-12. The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) supports the patriotic practice of Nebraska schools leading their pupils in the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance each day. It is a brief but powerful reminder that Americans support the cause of freedom. This freedom did not come without inestimable cost. The lives of many men and women were …

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Dear Board Members: After making the fiscally questionable decision to rebuild the Lincoln Public Schools District Office (LPSDO) at 59th and O Streets, it is important that this Board not spend excessively on the new office.  To this end, the Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) asks the Board to not spend in excess of the insurance settlement. LIBA further requests that the Board strongly consider efficiencies in deciding which departments to move back into the …

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The LIBA PAC invites Senators to consider the following items for the welfare of our community: Reduce County Employees’ Retirement Match. LIBA supports a 1 to 1 match for Lancaster County employees. The County currently provides eligible employees with a chance to enroll in its retirement plan, which offers a 1.5 to 1 match.[1] LIBA has encouraged county commissioners to proactively address this situation by drafting and introducing legislation through itsLincoln delegation. We invite state …

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This week I testified before the Nebraska Highway Commission about building a South Beltway. I thanked the NDOR for playing a key role in an agreement among the City of Lincoln, Lancaster County and the NDOR in purchasing right-of-way for the protection of the South and East Beltways. I told them that LIBA strongly supports the construction of a South Beltway for the City of Lincoln and agrees with Senator Ben Nelson who expressed concern …

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The Lincoln Independent Business Association appreciates the efforts Lincoln Public Schools has made in reviewing possible sites for the new District Office. We also believe the public should be commended for their willingness to provide suggestions for possible sites. LIBA has reviewed the four finalist sites, and we feel strongly that the 5901 O Street site is a valuable commercial site that should be sold and placed back on the tax rolls. We would also encourage …

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OnTuesday, September 13, 2011, the Lincoln Journal Star printed an editorial, entitled “County budget kicks a can down the road,” which was an unfortunate attempt at trying to call raising taxes a good thing. That’s right. The editorial called out the Lancaster County Board for not raising taxes. The LIBA Board of Directors thinks the County Board deserves a round of applause for being fiscally responsible at a time when it was difficult to do so. They …

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The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) would like to thank you for playing a key role in an agreement among the City of Lincoln, Lancaster County and the Department of Roads to purchase right-of-way for the protection of the South and East Beltways. LIBA strongly supports the construction of a South Beltway for the City of Lincoln. We agree with Senator Ben Nelson who expressed concern in a 2009 Lincoln Journal Star article over “the …

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Plan to join us on March 5, 2015 at The Cornhusker Hotel for our annual event with over 550 business and community leaders. Tickets: Available at the LIBA Office $60 per ticket $650 – Corporate Package includes ten tickets, dinner, wine, prime table location and a table sign promoting your business. The format for the Celebration will be: 5:00pm: Business of Politics Reception, Cash Bar 5:30pm: Doors Open, Silent Auction 6:00pm: Buffet Dinner 7:00pm: LIBA Annual Awards Presentation …

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