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Senator Lathrop and Members of the Business and Labor Committee: LIBA is opposed to LB 1085 because the reporting requirements are unnecessary and will only serve to foster dissatisfaction in the workplace. LB 1085 requires employers with 50 or more employees to compile a list of employees by job title, gender, age, years of service and salary and make this list available to the equal opportunity commission as well as all employees of the business. …

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Sen. Lathrop and Members of the Business and Labor Committee: I write on behalf of the Lincoln Independent Business Association to express our opposition to LB 943 and 947. LIBA would be just as happy as anyone else if Nebraska could pass a law that mandates everyone make more money with no adverse consequences.  However, actions do have consequences.  Raising the minimum wage has little potential to reduce poverty, it will cause wage inflation and …

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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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  Senator Sen. Kate Sullivan and Members of the Education Committee:   I write on behalf of the Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) to express our opinion on the financing of public education in Nebraska and suggest changes which need to be made. Nebraska’s school aid formula was originally developed to relieve property tax rates across Nebraska.[i] Today, in Nebraska’s largest communities, the school aid formula not only fails to meet the goal of property tax …

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Senator Hadley and Members of the Tax Modernization Committee: I write on behalf of the Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) to share our opinions and recommendations on the State of Nebraska’s tax system and how it could be restructured to benefit Nebraskans. LIBA and our 1,200 members feel four steps should be taken to make Nebraska’s tax system more equitable and balanced.  These steps include reducing the corporate income tax, reducing the personal income tax, …

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