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The Lincoln Independent Business Association requests your support for LB 132 as a measure to control taxes and spending while also increasing transparency. LB 132 closes a loophole in the Joint Public Agency Act, Neb.Rev.Stat. § 13-2501 et seq., which currently gives Joint Public Agencies (JPA) broad authority to bond with little oversight. The Nebraska State Legislature passed the Joint Public Agency Act in 1999 with the goal of encouraging local governmental units to cooperate …

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Limit Bonding Authority of Joint Public Agencies (JPA). JPA’s are a valuable tool to encourage governmental cooperation and efficiency. JPA’s have been used to great success around the state. However, a loophole in the JPA Act allows JPA’s to issue more bonds with less oversight than participating agencies can alone. Effectively, the Act allows agencies to administratively combine to increase their authority and their revenues. LIBA believes JPA’s bonding ability must be limited so they …

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LIBA invites policymakers, citizens and Senators to consider the following items for the welfare of our community: Build the South Beltway.  LIBA would like to thank the Nebraska Department of Roads for including the Lincoln South Beltway in its 10 year priority list.  This project is made possible through the dedicated funding provided by the Build Nebraska Act.  We thank our State Senators for passing this bill.  The construction of a South Beltway for Lincoln …

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