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Commissioners See Only Two Options: Cut Services Or Raise Taxes

By Reagan ConnellyFew subjects are more contentious in Nebraska politics than property taxes. For local governments struggling with ever-increasing inflation, as well as the ongoing staffing shortages that also currently plague the private sector, they find themselves caught in an untenable position.On Tuesday, July 5, Jefferson County Commissioners discussed setting the budget for the next fiscal year. Commissioners made very clear they have exactly two options: raise the tax levy or cut services.Facing rising inflation and competitive pay in other counties and private entities, the commissioners are struggling to find a way to recruit and ...

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