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On Tuesday, April 7th, the citizens of Lincoln will have the opportunity to make their voices heard in the primary elections. Four years ago, the Lincoln Independent Business Association Political Action Committee (LIBA PAC) endorsed Chris Beutler for Mayor.  Today, the LIBA PAC is announcing its endorsement for Andy Stebbing.   In making its decision, the PAC members felt that a set of fresh ideas would serve the community well.  As County Treasurer, Stebbing has …

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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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The Lincoln Independent Business Association calls on the city of Lincoln to repeal the wheel tax increase set to take effect September 1st. Wheel taxes were first implemented in Lincoln in 1958 at a rate of $1 per wheel or $4 for most vehicles.   Since then Lincoln’s wheel tax has been incrementally increased 14 times.  The most recent wheel tax increase, passed in 2009, called for three additional incremental increases.  The last of these is …

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Today, August 5, 2013, the Lincoln City Council is holding a public hearing on the One and Six year street and highway program.  The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) would like to offer a few observations. The Capital Improvement Program for fiscal years 2014 through 2019 reflects an average annual expenditure of nearly $27.76 million dollars.[i]  This average annual expenditure is comprised of $21.66 million dollars of city revenues.  However, after talking with city staff …

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