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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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We would like to propose, well before your budget discussions, that each of you—Mayor Beutler, City Council Members, County Commissioners, LES Administrative Board, and Lincoln Board of Education—implement a hiring freeze, effective immediately.

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Lincoln, Neb. (January 14, 2009) The Mayor’s Taskforce on Impact Fees has released its report, making several significant recommendations. While the Taskforce made some reasonable recommendations, the LIBA Board of Directors cannot endorse rec-ommendations encouraging pre-approved wheel tax increases and raising the property tax levy. Such unchecked allowances contradict LIBA’s fundamental principles.

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Lincolnites have an important decision to make this spring when they will be asked to vote on a ballot initiative to approve a $25 million bond that will guarantee a funding source for a new arena.

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