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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 …

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The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) supports moving the retirement match for non-union Lancaster county employees and elected officials from 150% to a still generous 100% retirement match. In 2012 LIBA worked with the County Board and Lincoln’s State Senators to pass LB 687. This statutory amendment enabled the county to move from a 150% retirement match to a 100% retirement match.  LIBA supported this legislation as a measure to control personnel costs and to …

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Once again this year the Lancaster County Commissioners, and the county staff, have had to make tough choices in funding programs and services. Lancaster County Commissioners have worked hard to preserve vital services, while maintaining a hold on the property tax levy. While a hold on taxes is important, so is funding for roads and bridges.  The LIBA Budget Monitoring Committee is concerned that the County will only pave 1 mile of road and overlay …

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The Lincoln Independent Business Association is pleased the County Board of Commissioners has dedicated itself to holding the line on property taxes. The county has demonstrated a commitment to keeping taxes low through continually seeking efficiencies such as privatizing services and working to sell unneeded county property.  Further, LIBA is gratified to see the county pursuing many cost saving measures previously suggested by LIBA such as seeking efficiencies through interlocal agreements, moving toward a 100 …

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