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Our June Luncheon will feature guest speaker Dave Landis, Director of the City of Lincoln Urban Development Department.

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LIBA Urges Voters to Vote NO on SCC’s $369 Million Bond Issue

LIBA Opposes $369 Million Southeast Community College Bond Issue Cites Property Tax Crisis As Driving Factor (LINCOLN, NE) – The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) today announced its opposition to the Southeast Community College’s (SCC) ballot issue that asks for

LIBA asks Mayor Beutler and City Council Members to prioritize CIR reform

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LIBA urges city officials to prioritize adding police officers in biennial budget proposal.

After reviewing recent city-wide crime statistics, the Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) is calling on Mayor Beutler and the City Council to incorporate the addition of police officers into the City’s biennial budget to be released this summer. LIBA members

LIBA PAC Endorses Candidates for County Commissioner

LINCOLN, NE (March 23, 2016) – On Tuesday, May 10, 2016, the citizens of Lincoln and Lancaster County will have the opportunity to make their voices heard in our primary elections. Today, the LIBA PAC is pleased to announce endorsements

LIBA Testimony in Opposition to LB 1089 – Proposed Increase in Tipped Minimum Wage

Chairman Harr and Members of the Business and Labor Committee: The Lincoln Independent Business Association, a member-organization comprised of more than 1,300 businesses, expresses its opposition to LB 1089. At the outset, we believe it important to acknowledge that as

Testimony is Opposition to LB 671 – Proposal to Repeal the Build Nebraska Act

Chairman Gloor and Members of the Revenue Committee: The Lincoln Independent Business Association offers its opposition to LB 671. Enacted in 2011, the Build Nebraska Act took major strides toward recommitting our focus on our state’s infrastructure needs. After years

Testimony in Support of LB 717 – Property Tax Valuation

Chairman Gloor and Members of the Revenue Committee: The Board of Directors of the Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA), on behalf of its more than 1,300 member businesses, offers its support for LB 717. The property tax burden placed on

LIBA’s Neutral Testimony on LB 884

Chairman Gloor and members of the Revenue Committee: I appear today on behalf of the Lincoln Independent Business Association, or LIBA, and it’s more than 1,300 Lincoln business members in a neutral position on LB 884. I testify neutrally because

LIBA Testimony in Support of LB 930 – ACT Bill

Chairwoman Sullivan and Members of the Education Committee: LIBA is a member organization comprised of more than 1,300 Lincoln businesses that advocates for issues that affect businesses and the communities in which they operate. With our members being both taxpayers

LIBA Testimony in Opposition to LB 850 – Paid Family Leave

Chairman Harr and Members of the Business and Labor Committee: On behalf of the more than 1,300 business members of the Lincoln Independent Business Association, I appear today in opposition to LB 850, which establishes a Paid Family and Medical

LIBA Testimony in Support of LB 723 & LB 724

Chairman Gloor and members of the Committee: I appear today on behalf of more than 1,300 Lincoln businesses in support of LB 723 and LB 724. LIBA believes these two proposals help to provide a more equitable approach to sales

LIBA voices support for LB 992, says City’s increasing reliance on COPs “credit card” is cause for concern

(LINCOLN, NE) – Today, the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) announced its support of LB 992, which places limits on the amount of debt Nebraska municipalities can acquire through the use of installment contracts and

2016 LIBA Legislative Priorities

The following are the legislative priorities identified by the LIBA Board of Directors for the 2016 session of the Nebraska Unicameral: Eliminate the Personal Property Tax on Nebraska Businesses. The Legislature’s efforts last year to reduce the personal property tax

New Fire Chief Must Commit To Upholding Promise That Additional Firefighters Would Not Be Needed

(LINCOLN, NE) – A few weeks ago, Mayor Beutler announced finalists for the position of Lincoln Fire Chief. As the hiring process continues, the Lincoln Independent Business Association would like to remind the Mayor that this administration’s actions related to

LIBA Statement Re: Oversight Of The Lancaster County TRIM Records Management System Contract

The following is a statement delivered on behalf of the LIBA Board of Directors to the County Board of Commissioners at the Board meeting this morning. -- During the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners’ weekly Staff Meeting a few weeks

PRESS RELEASE: Two Recent Surveys Show New Library At Pershing Site Not Needed

Two Recent Surveys Show Library at Pershing Site Not Needed 76% Are Already Satisfied With Current Library Services  (LINCOLN, NE) – Survey results recently released by Mayor Beutler and survey results presented to the Lancaster County Board a few months

County Budget Tax Statement

The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) would like to recognize and thank the Lancaster County Commissioners for their work to avoid property tax increases.  We know that last year you had to reclaim part of the RTSD levy in order

LPS Should Offer Property Tax Relief

Superintendent Joel, President Danek and members of the Lincoln Board of Education, LIBA is here tonight to ask for property tax relief.  If you do not lower your levy, you will be taking another $32 million from the citizens of

LIBA Endorsed Candidates for 2015 City of Lincoln Elections

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

LIBA Support of the Local Option Sales Tax Increase for Public Safety

The LIBA  Board of Directors has reluctantly decided to support the proposed sales tax increase to finance necessary public safety projects. LIBA’s support of this proposal was not an easy decision. This sales tax compounds the effects of the arena

LIBA PAC Endorses Andy Stebbing

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,

Letter to Revenue Committee: LIBA opposition to a local income tax

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

LIBA Opposes LB 478 which allows ESUs to increase property taxes without a vote

The Lincoln Independent Business Association opposes LB 478 which authorizes educational service units (ESU) to issue bonds without a public vote and increases ESU's levy limit. LB 478 authorizes ESUs to issue general obligation bonds, paid by property taxes, and

Letter to the Business & Labor Committee: LIBA Opposition to increasing the tipped minimum wage

Chairperson Harr and members of the Business and Labor Committee:   The Lincoln Independent Business Association would like to express its opposition to LB 494 which increases the tipped minimum wage. LIBA opposes increasing the tipped minimum wage because it

LIBA Supports JPA Bonding Reform – LB 132

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

LIBA Supports LB61 to reduce unfunded mandates

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

LIBA 2015 Legislative Agenda

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

LIBA Asks LPS Board to Lower the Property Tax Levy

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

LIBA Supports LES 2015 Budget

The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) would like to express its support for the 2015 Lincoln Electric Systems (LES) budget which does not increase electric rates. In seven of the past ten years LIBA has testified before the LES Board

LIBA PAC Endorsements

Tomorrow is Election Day! Please consider voting for LIBA PAC endorsed Candidates! Help Lincoln and Nebraska prosper by voting for candidates who understand business and promote free enterprise! Each election cycle the LIBA PAC interviews local candidates and endorses those

LIBA Supports County Retirement Match Adjustments

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

LIBA Thanks County for Controlling Property Taxes

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

LIBA Asks City to Consider Financing Alternatives for Public Safety Projects

The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) supports upgrading the 911 radio system and relocation of fire stations, however, LIBA is concerned that the process is moving too quickly leaving communication issues and funding options unaddressed. This bond issue is moving

LIBA Asks LPS for Property Tax Relief

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

LIBA Statement on City Budget

City Budget Statement from LIBA                                                         August 11, 2014 The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) applauds the Mayor’s office and City Council for not raising the property tax levy or wheel taxes in the new budget. While holding the line on

LIBA Thanks Mayor For Prioritization of Police Officers and Calls for Continued Dialogue

Prioritization of Officers and Safety The Lincoln Independent Business Association thanks Mayor Beutler for taking steps to increase the number of Police officers dealing with gang activity.  On September 4, 2013 the Lincoln Police Union, City Councilman Roy Christensen, and

LIBA asks LES to Postpone Action on Revised Renewable Energy Rates

The Lincoln Independent Business Association feels compelled to convey its position on the revised renewable net metering rider and new renewable generation rate.  After careful consideration LIBA chose to take a neutral position because we could neither support nor oppose

LIBA PAC Announces Endorsements for Local Office in 2014

Lincoln, Neb. (March 17, 2014) – LIBA PAC endorses candidates. On Tuesday, May 13th, the citizens of Lincoln will have the opportunity to make their voices heard in the primary elections. The Lincoln Independent Business Association Political Action Committee (LIBA

LIBA Asks West Haymarket JPA to Delay Vote on $2M Contribution to Breslow Ice Center

The LIBA Board of Directors would first like to thank John Breslow for his vision and donation of $7 million to fund the Breslow Ice Center.  We believe it will be another asset to help keep young families in Lincoln;

LIBA Testimony in Support of Land Valuation Bill LB 885

Senator Hadley and Members of the Revenue Committee: I am before you today on behalf of the Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) in support of LB 885. LB 885 allows property held for development to be taxed using the income

Letter in Opposition to Paid Family Medical Leave Act

Chairman 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 955 the Paid Family Medical Leave Act. LB 955 authorizes the commissioner of labor

LIBA Testifies in Support of Individual and Corporate Income Tax Cuts

Senator Hadley and Members of the Revenue Committee: The Lincoln Independent Business Association supports LB 1097 because its tax cuts will ease the high tax burden on Nebraskans and Nebraska businesses, increase the competitiveness of Nebraska businesses in today’s mobile

LIBA’s Opposition to LB 1085, Disclosure of Employee Salary

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

Letter in Opposition to Increase in Nebraska’s Minimum Wage

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

LIBA Supports LPS Bond

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

LIBA Calls on Mayor and City Council to Sell Pershing

The Lincoln Independent Business Association is calling on Mayor Chris Beutler and the City Council to sell Pershing Center and return the property to the tax rolls in an expedient manner. In September of 2011, LIBA sent Mayor Beutler a

LIBA Announces 2014 Legislative Agenda

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

LIBA Asks School Board to Hold School Bond Vote During Statewide Election

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

Letter to the Mayor: LIBA’s Concern about Solid Waste Advisory Committee Recommendations

Mayor Beutler: I write on behalf of the Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) to express our concern over the recommendations reported by the Solid Waste Plan 2040 Advisory Committee.  Specifically, the committee report resembles a holiday wish list with all

LIBA Asks Lincoln City Council to Reduce the Proposed Lincoln Electric System Rate Increase

The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) asks that the Lincoln City Council adjust the LES budget to avoid almost $3 million dollars in expenditures and thus reduce the proposed rate increase by one percent. LES’ 2014 proposed budget requires a

LIBA Asks State Education Committee to Increase State Aid and Lower School Property Tax Levy Lid

  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

LIBA Urges Reduction in Personal and Corporate Income Tax, Reduced Unfunded Mandates and Controlled Spending in Letter to Tax Modernization Committee

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

LIBA Calls for Community Dialogue about Prioritization of Police and Public Safety

Prioritization of Officers and Safety Every day the local media reports another armed robbery[i], fatal beating[ii], or hit and run.[iii]  Lincoln’s citizens are assured the situation is not dire; however, Lincoln is a growing community, and crime is growing with

LIBA Calls on City of Lincoln to Eliminate Wheel Tax Increase

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

LIBA Positions and Comment on FY2013-2014 Lancaster County Budget

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

LIBA Urges Lincoln Public Schools to Provide Tax Relief

  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

Lincoln Proposed Recycling Plan: LIBA Urges Members to Participate – 9 August 2013

Dear LIBA Member, The City of Lincoln may be moving toward imposing mandatory recycling regulations on Lincoln’s businesses. In June 2012 the Mayor formed a “Solid Waste Advisory Committee” to develop broad recommendations for city solid waste policy. The committee

LIBA Testimony to Natural Resources Committee on LB 454 – 28 February 2013

LIBA is adamantly opposed to the Nebraska’s adoption of the Electronics Extended Producer Responsibility and Job Creation Act.  The act has the potential to impose huge costs on Nebraska businesses including many electronics retailers. The Act imposes costs on what

LIBA Urges City to Consider Business in Redesign of Intersection – 26 February 2013

Today the Lincoln Independent Businesses Association is urging Mayor Beutler and the City of Lincoln to oppose any plan for the redesign of the 14th and Old Cheney intersection which unreasonably takes land from Lincoln’s businesses.  Of the three proposed

LIBA Opposition to charter amendment – 25 February 2013

The so called “Good Government” charter amendment is bad policy for the City of Lincoln.  The amendment creates an economic environment which is antagonistic toward business; it limits participation in government, and places additional financial burdens on the City at

Explanation of City of Lincoln Proposed Stormwater Regulations – 31 July 2013

Proposed Stormwater Regulations The City of Lincoln is proposing adoption of new ordinances to regulate stormwater runoff. The regulations are intended to improve the quality of stormwater (i.e. reduce the contaminants in stormwater) before it reaches our creeks and streams.

LIBA Support of Charter Amendment Clarifying Process of Appointing Council Members – 25 February 2013

The Lincoln Independent Business Association supports Councilman Jonathan Cook’s proposed amendment to the Lincoln Charter and feels the amendment provides much needed clarification and guidance to City of Lincoln government in the process of nominating and electing a candidate to

Sale of City Property – 10 June 2013

On Monday June 10th the Lincoln City Council will hear testimony regarding the sale of five parcels of property at a $129,000 loss. The City of Lincoln has purchased several deteriorating or low quality houses within the North 27th Street

LIBA Supports Saving Road Dollars for South Beltway

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

LIBA Remarks on LPS Proposed Budget for 2014 – 23 July 2013

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

LIBA Response to Attack Ads – May 2013

Dear LIBA Members and Friends, Recently a city council member, Gene Carroll, ran radio ads attacking the Lincoln Independent Business Association and its 1,150 members.  In these ads Carroll resorted to name calling, scare tactics and over-the-top rhetoric. These radio

LIBA Announces Award Winners – 8 March 2013

On March 7, 2013, the Lincoln Independent Business Association announced its award winners at the 21st Annual Free Enterprise Celebration in front of a crowd of 530 business and community leaders. LIBA’s most prestigious award, Business Owner of the Year,

Letter to Nebraska Senators Opposing Land Banks – 20 March 2013

Dear Senator, Two months ago, the Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) wrote a letter to Senator Mello in an effort to improve LB 97 by reducing the inherit conflict between the Nebraska Municipal Land Bank Act and private business. LIBA

LIBA Asks Revenue Committee to Maintain Roads Funding under the Build Nebraska Act – 27 February 2013

The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) strongly opposes LB531. This bill would reverse the 2011 action by the Legislature to fund roads with the passage of LB84 – The Build Nebraska Act.1   In the past 12 years, 18 people

Letter Asking Nebraska Senators to Address Unfunded Liabilities in Nebraska’s Defined Benefit Pension Plans – 15 January 2013

Dear State Senators, Welcome to a new year at the Nebraska State Legislature.  As you settle into a new legislative session the Lincoln Independent Business Association must claim a few minutes of your time to focus your attention on an

Lincoln Public Schools Budget – July 2012

Lincoln Public Schools Tax Shift   Once again, Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) is shifting dollars from one pocket to another… and isn’t it sad that they are almost forced to do this with their budget. LPS was lucky enough to

Reaction to Mayor’s Proposed Budget 2012 – 6 August 2012

Based on the proposed budget, for the second year in a row, the Mayor and City Council have cost Lincoln’s taxpayers more money. Last year the Mayor and Council raised our property taxes 10% and the wheel tax 37%. This

Pershing Center Reuse – 26 March 2012

Fair market value for Pershing LJS Letter to the Editor March 26, 2012 The Pershing Center has been home to several fun events and activities for Lincolnites and others over the years. Now that the new Pinnacle Bank arena is

LIBA seeks clarification of city’s open mic policy – June 22, 2012

During a pre-council meeting on June 4, 2012, Councilman Gene Carroll complained that the Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) was not complying with the city’s open microphone policy. According to Councilman Carroll, LIBA representatives testified during the May open mic

LIBA withholds endorsement of Lancaster Event Center expansion – June 22, 2012

The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) would like to weigh in on the proposed expansion (PhaseIII) of the Lancaster Event Center. LIBA lent its support to the 2007 expansion (Phase II) of the event center. At that time projections for

Community Learning Centers $1 Million Request – May 15, 2012

The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) supports the Lincoln Community Learning Centers (CLC) goals of improving student learning, strengthening families, and the neighborhoods where they live. LIBA also believes that it is important for this organization to improve and grow

LIBA encourages city to look at inmate jail labor for budget savings – May 15, 2012

The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) would like to encourage the City to pursue a policy similar to the Lancaster County Board's policy that allows the use of inmate labor.  The Lancaster County Board has used inmate labor in several

Fairness Ordinance FAQs – May 11, 2012

  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: FAIRNESS ORDINANCE Compiled from conversations with the Lincoln City Attorney and documents provided by the City Attorney’s office.   What is the definition of sexual orientation? "Sexual Orientation means the actual or perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality, or

Put Fairness Ordinance on the Ballot – May 11, 2012

The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) has not taken a position for or against the fairness ordinance which is scheduled for a City Council vote on May 14. However, we feel that putting the question on the ballot for a

Protected Bike Lanes a Concern – April 19, 2012

The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) is concerned about several aspects of the new bike lane plan as proposed by Crandall Arambula, LLC. Our first thought is to hold off on putting any bike lanes in until the Pinnacle Bank

Thank You Nebraska Legislature – April 17, 2012

The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) would like to thank the Nebraska Legislature for working hard on behalf of Nebraska’s taxpayers during this legislative session. LIBA recognizes the sacrifice that each Senator has made to provide a successful session, resulting

Alcohol Seller-Server Training Ordinance Did Not Include Grocers – April 16, 2012

The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) requests more time for off-sale sellers to have input on the proposed alcohol server-seller training ordinance. This ordinance has been fast-tracked and those affected have not been given sufficient time for a full and

Land Banks Not the Answer for Nebraska – April 5, 2012

The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) opposes legislation that allows for land banks in Nebraska. This legislation was introduced by Senator Mello as LB1137 and may be attached to LB924. While land banks are created with the intent to help

City of Lincoln Engineering Services Audit – March 21, 2012

The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) is pleased that the Lincoln City Council is moving forward with a performance audit of Engineering Services. It is essential that the Audit Advisory Board (“the Board”) choose to include items within the scope

Opposed to Land Banks in Nebraska (LB1137) – Feb. 7, 2012

The Lincoln Independent Business Association opposes LB1137. While the bill has been introduced to help municipalities by giving them a tool to clean up problem properties, LB1137, if passed, would likely lead to several unintended consequences. First, by giving cities

Support for LB867–Policy Statement Given at Legislative Hearing – February 6, 2012

The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) supports LB867. In order to restore pension equity between private-sector employees and public-sector employees, LIBA supports LB867 to allow reduction of the county’s retirement match to 100 percent, which is still a generous match.

LIBA Call to Action (Support LB867) – January 17, 2012

*** CALL TO ACTION ***  LIBA Members, We ask each of you to please contact your state senator regarding LB867. This bill is, in part, a response to LIBA’s consistent call to reduce the Lancaster County retirement match from 150

Support for LB745 Regulating Occupation Tax – January 25, 2012

  The Lincoln Independent Business Association supports LB745. Requiring a vote of the people to enact an occupation tax is nothing short of good policy. It promotes transparency in government and allows the good taxpayers of Nebraska to determine which

A Reminder of Our Freedom – Dec. 8, 2011

In 2012, 49 state senators may debate the merits of requiring the Pledge of Allegiance in Nebraska schools grades K-12. The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) supports the patriotic practice of Nebraska schools leading their pupils in the recitation of

LIBA Encourages LPS Board to Limit Spending on New LPSDO – Dec. 12, 2011

Dear Board Members: After making the fiscally questionable decision to rebuild the Lincoln Public Schools District Office (LPSDO) at 59th and O Streets, it is important that this Board not spend excessively on the new office.  To this end, the

LIBA 2012 Legislative Agenda

The LIBA PAC invites Senators to consider the following items for the welfare of our community: Reduce County Employees’ Retirement Match. LIBA supports a 1 to 1 match for Lancaster County employees. The County currently provides eligible employees with a

Highway 2 Strictly Business Op Ed – Oct. 10, 2011

This week I testified before the Nebraska Highway Commission about building a South Beltway. I thanked the NDOR for playing a key role in an agreement among the City of Lincoln, Lancaster County and the NDOR in purchasing right-of-way for

LPS District Office – October 4, 2011

The Lincoln Independent Business Association appreciates the efforts Lincoln Public Schools has made in reviewing possible sites for the new District Office. We also believe the public should be commended for their willingness to provide suggestions for possible sites. LIBA

Lancaster County Board Letter to Editor – Sept. 19, 2011

OnTuesday, September 13, 2011, the Lincoln Journal Star printed an editorial, entitled "County budget kicks a can down the road," which was an unfortunate attempt at trying to call raising taxes a good thing. That's right. The editorial called out

Nebraska Highway Commission – September 23, 2011

The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) would like to thank you for playing a key role in an agreement among the City of Lincoln, Lancaster County and the Department of Roads to purchase right-of-way for the protection of the South

Mid-year Budget Request Calls for Hiring Freeze – December 23, 2008

We would like to propose, well before your budget discussions, that each of you—Mayor Beutler, City Council Members, County Commissioners, LES Administrative Board, and Lincoln Board of Education—implement a hiring freeze, effective immediately.

LIBA Objects to Impact Fee Taskforce’s Property Tax Increase Proposal – January 14, 2009

Lincoln, Neb. (January 14, 2009) The Mayor’s Taskforce on Impact Fees has released its report, making several significant recommendations. While the Taskforce made some reasonable recommendations, the LIBA Board of Directors cannot endorse rec-ommendations encouraging pre-approved wheel tax increases and raising the property tax levy. Such unchecked allowances contradict LIBA’s fundamental principles.

LIBA Supports the Arena – February 08, 2010

Lincolnites have an important decision to make this spring when they will be asked to vote on a ballot initiative to approve a $25 million bond that will guarantee a funding source for a new arena.
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