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On Tuesday, May 5th, the citizens of Lincoln will have the opportunity to make their voices heard in the city general elections.  The Lincoln Independent Business Association Political Action Committee (LIBA PAC) is pleased to endorse the following Candidates: Mayor of the City of Lincoln – Andy Stebbing Lincoln City Council SE District 2 – Jon Camp Lincoln City Council NE District 1- Cyndi Lamm Lincoln Board of Education District 6 – Matt Schulte The LIBA PAC chose …

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Chairperson Gloor and members of the Revenue Committee: I write today on behalf of the Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) in opposition to LB 280 because it redirects school aid away from resource-poor districts and demands local taxpayers make up the difference. The Tax Equity and Educational Opportunities Support Act or TEEOSA formula, though not simple itself, distills into one simple equation: student needs – local resources = state equalization aid. Its purpose is to …

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The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) requests the Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) Board of Education work to lower the property tax levy in the next budget year. LIBA recognizes that LPS is not currently in their budget process, however, LPS is in process of negotiating with the Lincoln Education Association (LEA) for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Personnel costs are one of the main drivers of the LPS budget. Therefore, if the LPS Board intends to …

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While we haven’t always agreed on all points, the Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) does feel that over the years the LPS Board and the LIBA School Liaison committee have done a good job of communicating and cooperating in an effort to make the Lincoln Public Schools the best that Lincoln taxpayers can afford. In 2006, LIBA asked the LPS Board to allow public comment at both the beginning and the end of board meetings …

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The Lincoln Independent Business Association is pleased to announce its support of the Lincoln Public Schools bond. Lincoln’s public schools are public assets which greatly shape the quality of our community today and for years to come. Last year our school system grew by nearly 1,000 students and this trend shows no signs of stopping.  This increase is a result of a growing community attracting new businesses, jobs, and residents. Such growth has an enormous …

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Today, both a $151 million bond resolution and the Lincoln Public Schools 10 year facilities plan are before the Board of Education on first reading. The Lincoln Independent Business Association believes that the bond issue vote should be held in conjunction with the statewide election and that LPS should look for alternatives before spending the proposed $6.4 million to remodel the Bryan Facility. Lincoln Public Schools and the taxpaying citizens of Lincoln will be best …

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  Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) will receive a little over $97 million dollars from Nebraska State Aid which is an increase of approximately $13.8 million dollars over last year.  In addition, property valuations in Lincoln should result in an approximate increase of $4.8 million in property tax receipts over last year[i] including a heretofore unanticipated $1.2 million.[ii] Given these facts, LIBA feels compelled to address three issues. Strategic Planning: The 2013-2014 LPS budget allocates $250,000 …

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