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NEBRASKA CITY PUT LB-357 ON LAST NOVEMBER'S BALLOT

By Nate Gonner 2/13/2013

             WHILE CITY OFFICIALS OF NEBRASKA CITY ARE PLANNING TO SPEAK AGAINST A PIECE OF LEGISLATION OT REPEAL A LOCAL SALES TAX INTIATIVE, ONE OF THE CITY'S LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATIVES SAYS HE WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT REPEALED.

          

              LEGISLATIVE BILL 266 WOULD REPEAL LB-357, WHICH HAD JUST ENOUGH VOTES TO OVERRIDE THE GOVERNOR'S VETO DURING LAST YEARS LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

              UNDER THE INTIATIVE LB-357, NEBRASKA CITIES ARE GIVEN LOCAL CONTROL BY LETTING RESIDENTS DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT TO ADOPT A HALF CENT SALES TAX INCREASE TO USE FOR PUBLIC INFASTRUCTURE ONLY.

             DESPITE THE LOCAL CONTROL ASPECT OF THE INTIATIVE, SENATOR BILL KINTNER OF PAPILLION SAYS HE SUPPORTS THE REPEAL OF LB-357.

            KINTNER AUDIO

            NEBRASKA CITY CITY OFFICIALS PUT THE INTIATIVE LB-357 IN FRONT OF VOTERS THIS PAST NOVEMBER IN ORDER TO TRY AND BRING FUNDING FOR A NEW POOL FOR FIBER OPTICS TO TOWN.

    

         THE MEASURE WAS REJECTED BY 55% OF RESIDENTS.

          A HEARING ON LEGISLATIVE BILL 266 IS SET TO TAKE PLACE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH.

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