LINCOLN, Neb. – “Nebraska Farm Bureau appreciates the decision made by the Southeast Community College (SCC) Board of Governors to vote down the proposed levy increase in their 2024 budget. It is evident the SCC leadership heard the wishes of Nebraska’s taxpayers by voting to not increase their tax asking authority.”
“This vote comes after Nebraska Farm Bureau along with Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, Lincoln Independent Business Association, Nebraska Cattlemen, Nebraska Corn Growers Association, Nebraska Pork Producers Association, and Nebraska Soybean Association, urged the SCC Board of Governors to take an action of fiscal restraint as they set their budget. At a time when taxpayers are experiencing increased property valuations, we believe this shows a commonsense approach of working with the Legislature on community college operating budgets. And most importantly, it protects taxpayer dollars by following Governor Pillen’s tax reform plan of easing the burden on property taxpayers by having the State provide community college funding.”
“Nebraska Farm Bureau supports the mission of Southeast Community College and other community colleges throughout the state to provide workforce training and educational opportunities. We look forward to working with Nebraska’s community colleges in the future in promoting economic development.”
The Nebraska Farm Bureau is a grassroots, state-wide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service, and advocacy efforts. More than 55,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit www.nefb.org.
— Nebraska Farm Bureau