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Cut The Income Tax – Why LIBA supports LB 1097 to grow Nebraska’s tax base, Also welcomes new members

LIBA recently testified on tax cuts at a hearing before the Nebraska Legislature.  If you want to research the bill, it’s number LB 1097. LB 1097’s tax cuts will ease the high tax burden on Nebraskans and Nebraska businesses, increase the competitiveness of Nebraska businesses in today’s mobile economy and... more

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LIBA Calls on Mayor and City Council to Expedite Sale of Pershing Center, Also Welcomes New Members

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 letter suggesting that the City of Lincoln’s request for proposals... more

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LIBA Lists Top Six Legislative Priorities for 2014 That Impact Business and Welcomes New Members

When the Nebraska Legislature is in session the actions of state lawmakers can profoundly impact the business community. LIBA works to ensure that Lincoln’s business community has a voice in government at the state level by supporting or opposing proposed legislation.  Below is a list of LIBA’s top six legislative... more

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LIBA letter to Mayor Beutler and the Lincoln City Council regarding new waste regulations, also welcomes new members

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 wants listed and little consideration given to the resources necessarily raised or... more

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Lincoln Public Schools Can Lower It’s Tax Levy and Ease The Tax Burden of Lincoln Citizens

Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) will receive an increase in State Aid of approximately $13.8 million dollars over last year.  In addition, property valuations in Lincoln should result in an increase of $4.8 million in property tax receipts over last year.  That is over $18 Million in NEW money, which includes... more

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LIBA and Lincoln, Nebraska Police Union Call For More Police

The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) calls on city hall and the citizens of Lincoln to begin a community dialogue about the prioritization of tax dollars toward additional officers to Lincoln’s police force. During tight financial times the City of Lincoln asked the Lincoln Police Department (LPD) to tighten its... more

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Repeal The Tax

The Lincoln Independent Business Association calls on Mayor Beutler and the City Council to repeal the wheel tax increase that took 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... more


Dollars and Common Sense by Coby Mach, Lincoln Independent Business Association President & CEO

I recently testified on two issues at the request of LIBA’s committees.  First, we commented on the administrative contracts for Lincoln Public Schools. You may recall that In January of 2009, LIBA and much of the community expressed outrage regarding salary increases for LPS administration.  Increases in 2009 were over... more


LIBA and The Nebraska Legislature

With the 2013 legislative session coming to a close this month I would like to share the Lincoln Independent Business Association’s (LIBA) legislative efforts at the state level.  LIBA monitored the progress of many legislative bills as they moved through the process but our committees focused their efforts specifically on... more


Setting the Record Straight – LIBA

During the recent elections, a city council member, Gene Carroll, ran radio ads attacking the Lincoln Independent Business Association. In these ads Carroll resorted to name calling, scare tactics and over-the-top rhetoric. These ads implied that LIBA advocated closing parks, pools, libraries, fire stations, and cutting Lincoln police officers. I... more

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