LIBA is pleased to support LB 61 as a measure that eliminates an unfunded mandate and thereby increases accountability and reduces reliance on property taxes.
In Nebraska, unfunded mandates from state to local government are, in part, responsible for our heavy reliance on property taxes. Neb cipla cialis.Rev.Stat. §68-130 requires counties to provide space or pay the rent for space utilized by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services in their county. This unfunded mandate requires Lancaster County to pay over $307,000 per year to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services for rent. LB 61 eliminates this mandate by requiring the state pay the rent for facilities occupied by the State of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
LB 61 is an important first step in examining all of the unfunded mandates that state government imposes on counties and that drive up our property taxes. Many state senators said the biggest problem they heard the past year from constituents was high property taxes. Passing LB 61 represents a commitment to do the small things right to ensure responsible governance in Nebraska. Therefore, LIBA supports the requirement in LB 61 that the State of Nebraska pay the rent for Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services facilities throughout the state.