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SENATORS WATERMEIER AND KINTNER ASKED TO VOTE NO TO LB 266

By Nate Gonner 1/23/2012

 

             NEBRASKA CITY CITY OFFICIALS ARE KEEPING AN EYE ON A PIECE OF LEGISLATION THAT WOULD REPEAL A SALES TAX INTIATIVE PUT IN FRONT OF CITY RESIDENTS THIS PAST ELECTION.

 

              SENATOR ERNIE CHAMBERS OF OMAHA PROPOSED LEGISLATIVE BILL 266 WHICH WOULD ELMINATE THE INTIATIVE LB-357,  ALLOWING LOCAL COMMUNITIES TO DECIDE WHETHER TO ACCEPT A HALF CENT SALES TAX INCREASE TO BE USED FOR PUBLIC INFASTRUCTURE ONLY.

 

              NEBRASKA CITY CITY OFFICIALS PUT THE INTIATIVE IN FRONT OF VOTERS IN NOVEMBER, WITH 55 PERCENT VOTING AGAINST THE MEASURE TO USE THE INCREASE FOR A NEW POOL AND FOR DEPLOYING FIBER OPTICS AROUND THE CITY.

 

              NEBRASKA CITY CITY ADMINISTRATOR JOE JOHNSON SAYS SOME REPRESENATIVES IN LINCOLN JUST SEE THE INTIATIVE LB-357 AS ANOTHER WAY TO TAX PEOPLE.

 

              JOHNSON AUDIO

             

              JOHNSON SAID HE HAS SENT LETTERS OUT TO BOTH SENATOR DANWATERMEIER AND BILL KINTNER URGING THEM TO VOTE NO AGAINST THE MEASURE.

 

              NEBRASKA CITY IS EXPLORING BRINGING LB-357 BEFORE THE VOTERS IN MAY 2014, AS LONG AS THE LAW ISN’T REPEALED BEFORE THEN.

 

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