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705, 2018

KETV Editorial Stresses Importance of Voting YES

KETV President and General Manager Ariel Robin explains in this on-air editorial that it is important to vote YES for these bond issues for improvements to our streets, sewers, parks, public safety and public facilities. Watch the editorial to learn more about why these bonds don't increase taxes and give Omaha an additional $115 million in federal matching funds for major street improvements. Excerpted from "Nebraska Primary Around the Corner", released May 5, 2018 by KETV

2404, 2018

Omaha World-Herald Endorses Bonds in Editorial

"Approving the bonds is sound business practice, since the finances enable the city to meet these needs without a property tax increase, as decades of experience have shown. The city devotes 19.421 cents of its property-tax levy to general obligation debt service, and the new bonds would be paid for within the existing tax levy. New bonds are issued as older bonds are paid down, leaving the city’s overall debt at a stable level. Also important: If voters OK $151.3 million in local transportation funds, the city could qualify for an additional $117 million in federal matching funds. And who [...]

2501, 2018

Omaha World-Herald: “City’s $227.5 million bond proposal won’t raise taxes, council emphasizes”

"The council on Tuesday held a public hearing on the multipart proposal to issue general obligation bonds. It is set to vote on the package on Jan. 30. The city issues such bonds every four to five years, though the total amount this year is the largest in recent times. The bonds would pay for projects detailed in Mayor Jean Stothert’s latest capital improvement plan. More than half of the new bonds — $151.3 million — would be used to build, widen and improve streets." Excerpted from "City's $227.5 million bond proposal won't raise taxes, council emphasizes", published January 24, [...]

2401, 2018

Omaha World-Herald: “Omaha bond proposal includes $227 million to pay for streets, parks, public safety”

"A new Fire Station 31 in South Omaha and improvements at Adams Park in north Omaha are among the projects that would move forward if the City of Omaha issues $227.5 million in bonds. The bonds would pay for projects in Mayor Jean Stothert’s newest capital improvement plan." Excerpted from "Omaha bond proposal includes $227 million to pay for streets, parks, public safety", published January 23, 2018 in the Omaha World-Herald.