NTF REPORT: DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSIONER VOTING RECORDS

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DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSIONER VOTING RECORDS:

2006
7-11-06: County makes a voluntary contribution to support the Downtown Improvement District that will levy a property tax for improvements and maintenance of area. YES(-): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Hutchings, Maxwell, McCallister, Rogers.
To accept a Title II grant from NE Crime Commission to operate the Douglas Co. Juvenile Assessment Center. YES(+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Hutchings, Maxwell, McCallister, Rodgers.

7-18-06: To take action on possible property tax hikes because of Stop Overspending initiative petition. YES(-): Borgeson, Boyle, Rogers. NO(+): Hutchings, Maxwell, McCallister.
To authorize Douglas Co. Dept. of Corrections to investigate feasibility and practicality of partnership with city to assume management and administrative oversight of Offender Work Program. YES(+): Borgeson, Boyle, Hutchings, Rogers.
Approve resolution joining in Statewide Call to Action to prevent underage drinking. YES(+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Hutchings, Maxwell, McCallister, Rogers.
To approve interlocal cooperative agreement between OPPD and Washington and Douglas Counties regarding land mobile system sharing agreement. YES(+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Hutchings, Maxwell, McCallister, Rogers.

8-8-06: To fund All Our Kids Inc. with $50,000, Latina Resource Ctr. With $50,000, and Domestic Violence Coordinating Council with $50,000. YES(-): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Hutchings, Maxwell, McCallister, Rogers.
Resolution to support LR 310, to study and reform the property valuation system in NE. YES(+): Borgeson, Duda, Hutchings, Maxwell, McCallister, Rogers. DID NOT VOTE: Boyle

8-15-06: Approve resolution to establish the 911 service surcharge at 50c per month in Douglas County. YES(-): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Hutchings, McCallister, Rogers.

8-22-06: To adopt interlocal agreement for Juvenile drug Treatment Court Staff in Douglas County. YES(+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Hutchings, Maxwell, McCallister, Rogers.

9-12-06: To set final FY 2006-07 property tax rate. YES(-): Borgeson, Duda, Hutchings, Maxwell, McCallister.

9-19-06: To approve funding priorities for Crime Commission Diversity training grant. YES(-): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Hutchings, McCallister, Rogers.

10-3-06: To accept a Juvenile Accountability block grant and agreement to participate in program with City of Omaha. YES(+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Hutchings, Maxwell, McCallister, Rogers.

10-31-06: Approval of interlocal agreement for Juvenile Drug Court between Douglas County, NE Supreme Court, and State Probation Administrator. YES(+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Hutchings, Maxwell, McCallister, Rogers.

11-14-06: To approve interlocal agreement between city and county regarding Dept. of Corrections assuming oversight of Offender Work Program. YES(+): Borgeson, Duda, Hutchings, Maxwell, McCallister, Rogers.
To approve additional extension to city-county interlocal cooperative agreement regarding emergency 911 communications. YES(+): Borgeson, Duda, Hutchings, Maxwell, McCallister, Rogers.
That county lobbyist draft legislation authorizing interim study of county government, including a County Savings Summit. YES(+): Hutchings, Maxwell, McCallister, Rogers. NO(-): Borgeson, Duda.

2011
4-19-11. To allocate Visitor Improvement Funds for Omaha Film Festival. YES (-): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.

5-17-11. To oppose LB 670, which would force juvenile offenders to pay for all court costs if financially able, pay restitution for property stolen or damaged, and pay for medical expenses incurred if financially able. Juvenile must agree to waive extradition if found in another jurisdiction. Offender must obtain employment or attend school. YES (-): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Tusa.

6-7-11. To approve Visitors Improvement Fund allocation recommendations, e.g., $3,500 to the NE Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, $9,600 to the Omaha Equestrian Foundation, $28,800 to the Cox Classic Golf Tournament, $28,000 to El Museo Latino, $33,800, $16,100 to the Midlands Latino Development Corp., and to the Malcolm X Foundation. YES (-): Borgeson, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Tusa.

7-12-11. To adopt the FY 2011-12 county budget. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rogers, Tusa.

7-26-11. To accept an anti-drug trafficking grant from the State Patrol for the county attorney office. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rogers, Tusa.
To approve an agreement between the Learning Community and county to provide funding to the county attorney office for a truancy diversion program. YES (-): Borgeson, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rogers, Tusa.

8-9-11. To approve a behavioral health care interlocal agreement among Douglas, Sarpy, Cass, Dodge, and Washington Counties to develop and administer a cooperative and coordinated program of behavioral health services for county residents. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Kraft, Morgan, Rogers, Tusa.

2012
6-5-12. To cut $700,000 from the Juvenile Court budget. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa,
To cut $140,000 from the Register of Deeds office. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Morgan. NO (-): Duda, Kraft, Rodgers, Tusa.
To cut $70,000 from the Register of Deeds office. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.
To cut $100,000 from the $433,000 appropriations to the General Equipment budget, e.g., vehicles. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Morgan. NO (-): Duda, Kraft, Rodgers, Tusa.
To cut $200,000 from the County Election Commissioner budget. YES (+): Borgeson, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.
To cut $300,000 from the General Assistance budget. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.
To cut $30,000 from the $53,000 Capital Improvement budget, for things like preventive maintenance. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Morgan, Rogers. NO (-): Kraft, Tusa.
To cut $25,000 from employee fringe benefits. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.
To cut $25,000 from the Board of Equalization budget. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.
To cut $65,000 from the fees and contracts budget. YES (+): Borgeson, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. NO (-): Boyle.
To cut $500,000 from the County Assessor budget because of new state mandates not effective until Jan. 2014. Yes (+): Borgeson. NO (-): Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.
To cut $250,000 from the County Assessor budget. YES (+): Boyle, Morgan, Rodgers. NO (-): Borgeson, Duda, Kraft, Tusa.
2nd vote to cut $250,000 from County Assessor budget. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Morgan, Rodgers. NO (-): Duda, Kraft, Tusa.
To cut $400,000 from the County Assessor budget. YES (+): Borgeson, Morgan. NO (-): Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Rodgers, Tusa.
To cut $56,000 from the County Board Administrative Office. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Morgan. NO (-): Duda, Kraft, Rodgers, Tusa.
To reduce ENOA budget by $100,000. YES(+): Borgeson, Boyle, Morgan, Rogers. NO (-): Duda, Kraft, Tusa.
To save an estimated $500,000 more for juvenile justice services. YES(+): Borgeson, Boyle, Morgan, Rodgers. NO(-): Duda, Kraft, Tusa.
To reduce County Health Center budget by $200,000. YES(+): Borgeson, Boyle, Morgan, Rodgers. NO (-): Duda, Kraft, Tusa.
To cut $300,000 from County Community Mental Health Center. YES(+): Borgeson, Boyle, Morgan, Rodgers. NO (-): Duda, Kraft, Tusa.
To cut $60,000 from Community Corrections. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Morgan, Rodgers. NO(-): Duda, Kraft, Tusa.
To reduce District Court budget by $100,000. YES(+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers. NO (-): Tusa.

6-19-12. To delete $20,000 from the supplemental budget appropriation to Douglas Co. Election Commissioner for unplanned mailing costs. YES (+): Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.
To close 12 funds established for various purposes but no longer active. YES (+): Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.

6-26-12. To reduce the Douglas County Board Administrator’s budget by $56,000, deleting the need for an unneeded additional labor negotiator. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Morgan. NO (-): Duda, Kraft, Rodgers, Tusa.
Not part of the budget, but a vote on approving a $10,000 contract with the leftwing Legal Aid Society of Omaha to assist welfare clients with legal issues.
Voting NO (+): Duda Voting YES (-): Borgeson, Boyle, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.

7-10-12. To approve the FY 2012-2013 county budget that does not raise property taxes. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.
To oppose unneeded tax increment financing for the TD Ameritrade complex. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.
To promote energy conservation and cost savings in county-owned buildings. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.

8-7-12. To establish a 50c per month 911 surcharge on Douglas County residents. YES (-): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Tusa. Not voting: Morgan.

8-14-12. To approve agreement between Douglas County & Health Management Associates to study the county health center and community mental health center. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.

9-11-12. To contribute $500,000 annually for 10 yrs. to the UNMC Cancer Center project, funds taken from inheritance tax revenues. YES (-): Borgeson, Boyle, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. NO (+): Duda.

10-16-12. Resolution regarding proposed state constitutional amendment on unfunded state mandates. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. NO (-): Duda.

10-23-12. Agreement between UN Regents and Douglas County to commit $5 million in inheritance tax revenue over 10 yrs. for a UNMC Cancer Center. YES (-): Borgeson, Boyle, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. NO (+): Duda.

10-30-12. To support the effort to obtain ordinance authority from the state for counties to set their own fees. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.

11-13-12. Approve an interlocal agreement with Sarpy Co. Sheriff’s Office for CSI and forensic lab services, thus increasing revenue. YES (+): Borgeson, Duda, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. Not voting: Boyle
To deny $160,000 over 2 yrs. to Papio NRD floodway buyout program at King Lake. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.

12-11-12. To lobby legislature for a bill to make county inmates pay medical copays. YES (+): Borgeson, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.
To lobby legislature to give counties authority to set county fees. YES (+): Borgeson, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.
To lobby legislature to allow merger of City of Omaha and Douglas County crime labs, without state mandate. YES (+): Borgeson, Duda, Rodgers, Tusa. NO(-): Morgan.

2013
1-8-13. That the county board support implementation of Medicaid expansion in NE. YES (-): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. BAD RESOLUTION/ PASSED

2-5-13. To support passage of LB 577 and LB 578 in the Legislature. YES (-): Borgeson, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. BAD RESOLUTION/ PASSED
LB 577: Nordquist. To extend Medicaid ObamaCare health care coverage to 55,000 additional poor adult Nebraskans. Adults from 19 to 65 with incomes up to $15,856 would qualify. The bill would force coverage of mental health, addiction, and rehab services. 1/5 of Nebraskans would qualify. Federal funds would pay 100% of costs from 2014 through 2016, declining to 90% by 2020, costing Nebraska millions more annually. The state would pay $116 million for 7 yrs. State taxpayers would pay $500 million from 2011 through 2020. The feds never fulfill their financial commitments. Washington pledged to fund special ed in states at 40%; it pays only 18% of costs. Passage would mean less state funding for K-12 education and higher taxes for Nebraskans. Limited access to quality care would occur, because many providers take only a quota of Medicaid patients because of low reimbursement rates. Other mandatory provisions of ObamaCare force 48,000 additional Nebraskans onto Medicaid rolls.
LB 578: Nordquist. To create a Health Care Access & Support Fund to support welfare medical assistance with insurance premium taxes.

2-12-13. To oppose LB 600 in the Legislature. YES (-): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. BAD RESOLUTION/ PASSED
LB 600: Wightman. To lower state inheritance tax rate from 13% to 9% of property received over $15,000 by blood relatives. To lower the tax rate from 18% to 13% of property received over $10,000 by others.

2-26-13. To oppose LB 381. YES (-): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. BAD RESOLUTION/ PASSED
LB 381: Janssen. To require voters to show photo ID at the polls, to protect against voter fraud, especially by illegal aliens. Indigents can receive DMV state ID for free. Does not pertain to early voting or mailed in ballot elections unless first time voting. His bill would protect the integrity and reliability of our elections and instill confidence in election outcomes. Leftist Nebraskans for Peace and the state AFL-CIO oppose the bill.
Claims continue to be paid for county agency and dept. expenditures because of lack of detailed accounting, paid usually to DOT Comm. Over $201,000 approved by the board on 2-5-13 and over $1.3 million approved on 2-26-13.

4-9-13. To kill a resolution to hire an unneeded consultant to help county health center administration find ways to cut its budget. NO (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. GOOD RESOLUTION/ PASSED
To create a board committee to prioritize HMA recommendations to cut the health center budget and work with health center employees to create a matrix with benchmarks to progress with the cuts. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.
To approve a $45,173 Juvenile Justice Grant. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan Rodgers, Tusa. GOOD RESOLUTION/ PASSED

4-16-13. To approve an across the board 2% pay increase for County Attorney employees. YES(+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. GOOD RESOLUTION/ PASSED

4-23-13. To approve an across the board 2% pay increase for Public Defender employees. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. GOOD RESOLUTION/ PASSED

5-14-13. To require the State to pay for costs of prosecution and pretrial detention of those charged with violating State laws. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. GOOD RESOLUTION/ PASSED
To support a state interim study on tax exemptions for NE nonprofit entities. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. GOOD RESOLUTION/ PASSED

6-11-13. To eliminate the $500,000 county contribution to the UNMC Cancer Center from the FY 2013-14 county budget. Proposed by Commissioners Borgeson and Morgan. Resolution not seconded.
To contribute $50,000 in funding from the county inheritance tax to Youth Emergency Services from the FY 2013-14 county budget. YES (-): Duda, Kraft, Boyle. NO (+): Borgeson, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. BAD RESOLUTION/ FAILED
To reduce amount of inheritance tax funding transferred from FY 2012-13 budget to General Assistance from $3.4 million to $2.9 million. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. NO (-): Duda, Kraft. GOOD RESOLUTION/ PASSED
To increase appropriations to several departments, offset by other revenues. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. GOOD RESOLUTION/ PASSED
To delete $3,030 from the County Attorney budget. YES (+): Borgeson, Morgan, Tusa. NO (-): Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Rodgers. GOOD RESOLUTION/ FAILED
To delete $4,386 from the Public Defender budget. YES (+): Borgeson, Morgan, Tusa. NO (-): Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Rodgers. GOOD RESOLUTION/ FAILED
To delete $5,282 from the County Court Probation budget. YES (+): Borgeson, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. NO (-): Boyle, Duda, Kraft. GOOD RESOLUTION/ PASSED
To delete $32,695 from the Juvenile Court Probation budget. YES (+): Borgeson, Morgan, Tusa. NO (-): Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Rodgers. GOOD RESOLUTION/ FAILED
To delete $40,999 from the County Clerk budget. YES (+): Borgeson, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. NO (-): Boyle, Duda, Kraft. GOOD RESOLUTION/ PASSED
To delete $50,000 from the Capital Improvements budget. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Morgan, Tusa. NO (-): Duda, Kraft, Rodgers. GOOD RESOLUTION/ PASSED
To cut $56,201 from the Register of Deeds budget. YES (+): Borgeson, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. NO (-): Boyle, Duda, Kraft. GOOD RESOLUTION/ PASSED
To cut $112,167 from the District Court budget. YES (+): Borgeson, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. NO (-): Boyle, Duda, Kraft. GOOD RESOLUTION/ FAILED
To cut $73,215 instead of $323,215 from the County Assessor budget. YES (-): Boyle, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. NO (+): Borgeson, Duda, Kraft. BAD RESOLUTION/ PASSED
To cut $40,000 from a Contractor Services Program contract. YES (+): Borgeson, Kraft, Tusa. NO (-): Boyle, Duda, Morgan, Rodgers. GOOD RESOLUTION/ FAILED
To cut $200,000 from the General Assistance budget. YES (+): Borgeson, Duda, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. NO (-): Boyle, Kraft. GOOD RESOLUTION/ PASSED
To cut $100,000 from the ENCOR budget. YES (+): Borgeson, Tusa. NO (-): Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers. GOOD RESOLUTION/ FAILED
To not cut $100,000 from the ENCOR budget. YES (-): Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Rodgers. NO (+): Borgeson, Morgan, Tusa. BAD RESOLUTION/ PASSED
To cut $30,000 from the Purchasing Dept. budget. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Morgan, Tusa. NO (-): Duda, Kraft, Rodgers. GOOD RESOLUTION/ PASSED
To cut $100,000 from the Extension Service budget. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Morgan, Tusa. NO (-): Duda, Kraft, Rodgers. GOOD RESOLUTION/ PASSED
To cut $135,000 from the Sheriff Dept. budget. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers. NO (-): Tusa. GOOD RESOLUTION/ PASSED
To cut $7,000 from the Juvenile Assessment Center budget. YES (+): Borgeson, Morgan, Tusa. NO (-): Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Rodgers. GOOD RESOLUTION/ FAILED
To cut $250,000 from the Health Center budget. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. NO (-): Duda, Kraft. GOOD RESOLUTION/ PASSED
To cut $330,000 from the Corrections Dept. budget. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Morgan, Tusa. NO (-): Duda, Kraft, Rodgers. GOOD RESOLUTION/ PASSED
To cut $155,000 from the Election Commission budget. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. NO (-): Duda, Kraft. GOOD RESOLUTION/ PASSED
To cut $100,000 from the Juvenile Court budget. YES (+): Borgeson, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. NO (-): Boyle, Duda, Kraft. GOOD RESOLUTION/ PASSED
To cut $55,000 from the District Court budget to eliminate the unneeded law library. YES (+): Borgeson, Morgan, Tusa. NO (-): Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Rodgers. GOOD RESOLUTION/ FAILED
To increase revenue projections for several departments and entities, saving $1.5 million. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. NO (-): Kraft. GOOD RESOLUTION/ PASSED
To add Sheriff Dept. reimbursements to county garage from Federal Drug Forfeiture Fund for fleet fuel and maintenance costs, a $500,000 revenue projection increase. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. NO (-): Duda. GOOD RESOLUTION/ PASSED
To not reduce county General, General Assistance, Health Dept., Veterans, and Health Center funds by 1% in the FY 2013-14 budget , a $2.4 million savings, to postpone the implementation of specific HMA recommendations at the Health Center that have a projected savings of $821,000, and use $900,000 of reserve funds for budget shortfall. YES (-): Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. NO (+): Borgeson. BAD RESOLUTION/ PASSED
To approve a county landfill gas beneficial use project at the closed State Street Landfill. BioResource Development, a bonded company, would collect and market the methane gas, saving the county $100,000 on operations and maintenance each year. The county would incur no costs. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Tusa. GOOD RESOLUTION/ PASSED

6-18-13. To spend $500,000 to purchase the Greyhound Bus terminal and pay closing costs. YES (-): Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. NO (+): Borgeson. BAD RESOLUTION/ PASSED
To accept LB 561, the Juvenile Justice Bill, the county would provide office space, computers, phones, and supplies, all totaling $175,000, though the State may pay only some of this cost. YES (-): Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Rodgers. NO (+): Borgeson, Morgan, Tusa. BAD RESOLUTION/ PASSED
To add $500,000 to Public Properties Dept. FY 2013-14 budget. YES (-): Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. NO (+): Borgeson. BAD RESOLUTION/ PASSED

6-25-13. To restore $60,000 to the County Extension Service FY 2013-14 budget. YES (-): Borgeson, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Tusa. NO (+): Boyle. BAD RESOLUTION/ PASSED

7-9-13. To reduce all dept. budgets by 1%, gaining $2.3 million, and take $1 million from the cash reserve, to fill the $3.1 million deficit. YES (+): Borgeson, Morgan, Tusa. NO (-): Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Rodgers. GOOD RESOLUTION/ FAILED.
To adopt the FY 2013-14 budget that raises property taxes 1.6c per $100 valuation. YES (-): Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Rodgers. NO (+): Borgeson, Morgan, Tusa. BAD RESOLUTION/ PASSED

7-16-13. To request the state auditor to perform audit of county guardian ad litem contracts and non-contracted G.A.L. services appointed by juvenile court. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.

7-30-13. To establish 911 service surcharge of 50c per month in Douglas County. YES (-): Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Tusa.

8-13-13. Approve interlocal agreement between Douglas and Sarpy Counties for Community Mental Health Center to provide behavioral health care to involuntary inpatients from Sarpy Co. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Rodgers, Tusa.

9-10-13. To accept a Justice Dept. grant for the county. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Tusa.

9-17-13. To approve the FY 2013-2014 county budget higher tax rate. YES (-): Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Rodgers. NO (+): Borgeson, Tusa.
To accept funding from the NE State Patrol to support overtime and equipment in order to participate in the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Rodgers, Tusa.

10-8-13. To allow specific tax-exempt buyers of real property to apply for full or partial tax-exempt benefits on property bought throughout the year based on purchase date. YES (+): Borgeson, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa
To support LB 577, a bill to expand Medicaid to additional people, including illegal aliens. YES (-): Borgeson, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.
Implement reform alternatives to accomplish reductions in county facility costs, jail costs per inmate, and reductions in recidivism. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.
To permit the county authority to more closely regulate aggressive door to door soliciting in the county. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.
To allow telecommunications service suppliers to maintain records of service charges for only 1 yr. instead of 5 yrs. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.
To oppose repeal of tax-exempt status for municipal bond interest, which would increase county borrowing costs. Ending this status would reduce effectiveness of a critical financing tool used to build infrastructure like bridges and roads. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.
Oppose ending the inheritance tax. In FY 2012-2013, the county collected $8.9 million. However, the county voted $500,000 per year for 10 yrs. from this fund to help fund the UNMC Cancer Center. YES (-): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.
To repeal all provisions in LB 800 and LB 933 relating to child truancy and excessive absenteeism, which have forced many lawful parents and their children into county court systems for prosecution. To replace these clauses with legislation that addresses actual truancy defined as absent without permission or knowledge of parents. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Tusa. NO (-): Kraft. Not voting: Rodgers.

10-22-13: To approve annual agreement between county sheriff office and Omaha Fire Dept. to share cost of software maintenance agreement. YES (+): Borgeson, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. Not voting: Boyle.

11-19-13: To implement a single email domain name for Douglas County government, simplifying contact with public officials. YES (+): Borgeson, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.

12-3-13. To lobby to amend the state truancy law to monitor only actual truancy. YES (+): Borgeson, Duda, Kraft , Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. NO (-): Boyle.
To approve 2.5% pay increases for District Court bailiffs and sheriff captains. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.
To approve only a 2% pay increase for chief deputy county clerk. YES (+): Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan. NO (-): Borgeson, Rodgers, Tusa.
To approve a one-time 2.5% pay hike, not added to base pay, for sheriff chief deputy. YES (+): Borgeson, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. NO (-): Boyle, Duda, Kraft.
To approve a one-time 2.5% pay hike, not added to base pay, for chief deputy engineer. YES (+): Borgeson, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa. NO (-): Boyle, Duda, Kraft.
To approve only a 2.5% pay increase for chief deputy register of deeds. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.
To raise the county attorney salary from $166,141 in 2015 to $186,886 in 2018. YES (-): Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan. NO (+): Borgeson, Tusa, Rodgers.
To approve a salary hike for County Assessor/Register of Deeds from a base of $120,000, with 3 yr. pay hikes of 3%, 3%, and 2%. YES (-): Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers. NO (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Tusa.
To approve a salary hike for County Assessor/Register of Deeds from a base of $130,000, with 3 yr. pay hikes of 3%, 3%, and 3%. YES (-): Boyle, Duda, Kraft. NO (+): Borgeson, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.
To approve a salary hike for County Assessor/Register of Deeds from a base of $111,388, with 3 yr. pay hikes of 0%, 2%, and 2%. YES (+): Borgeson, Morgan, Tusa. NO (-): Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Rodgers.
To approve a salary hike for County Assessor/Register of Deeds from a base of $125,000, with 3 yr. pay hikes of 3%, 3%, and 3%. YES (-): Boyle, Duda, Kraft. NO (+): Borgeson, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.
To increase county commissioner salaries by 3% in 2015 and 3% in 2016. YES (-): Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Rodgers. NO (+): Borgeson, Morgan, Tusa.

12-10-13. To approve a salary hike for County Assessor/ Register of Deeds from a starting salary of $111,388, with 4 yr. pay hikes of 0%, 0%, 2%, and 2%. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Morgan. NO (-): Duda, Kraft, Rodgers, Tusa.
To approve a salary hike for County Assessor/ Register of Deeds from a starting salary of $120,000, with 3 yr. pay hikes of 2%, 2%, and 2%. YES (-): Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Rodgers. NO (+): Borgeson, Morgan, Tusa.

12-17-13. New lease agreement for County Treasurer office on North 84 Street, with 10% rent reduction. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Rodgers, Tusa.
To allow credit unions to accept public funds from counties. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.

2014
1-14-14. To accept Sherwood Foundation grants of $186,000 and $335,322 to enhance county juvenile detention alternatives. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Rodgers, Tusa.

1-28-14. To support LB 734, allowing deposit and investment of public (county) funds in credit unions, thereby offering more options and perhaps higher interest rates. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.

2-4-14. To oppose cost shifting from the state to the counties by LB 464, a bill to handle criminals. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.

3-11-14. Agreement with Project Harmony to provide child crime victims advocacy services in county victim assistance program. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.

3-18-14. Sell surplus property at 3737 Lake Street. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Rodgers, Tusa. Not voting: Morgan.

4-15-14. To participate in NE Assoc. of County Officials Health Discount Program. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Rodgers, Tusa. Not voting: Morgan.

5-20-14. County employees hired into non-union positions will not receive longevity pay. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Tusa.

6-3-14. To extend Board of Equalization deadline from July 25 to Aug. 10, 2014, so that taxpayers have more time to challenge their higher home and commercial valuations. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.

6-17-14. To accept funding from the State Patrol to support overtime and equipment for High Intensity Drug Trafficking Program. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.
To accept 2014 Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking grant from the State Patrol. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.
Approve process for review of proposed county dept. technology purchases. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Rodgers, Tusa.

7-1-14. To allow the combined office of County Assessor/Register of Deeds 2 instead of 3 chief deputies, which would save tax dollars. YES (+): Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Tusa. NO (-): Boyle, Rodgers.
7-29-14. To authorize Douglas County to issue $25 million in general obligation bonds to pay the costs of moving and establishing the 911 agency at 156th & Maple Street and pay for additions and renovations to house the County Treasurer and Environmental Services depts. and their equipment and operations. The bond issue would require a temporary 1c hike in the county property tax until the tax sunsets. The public can vote on this issue on Nov. 4. This measure will save taxpayer money long-term. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.

8-5-14. To approve American Correctional Assoc. re-accreditation of county jail and Criminal Justice Center. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.
To develop a contract monitoring process for future County Board approval. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.

9-16-14. To approve a generous union contract with county security officers. The county pays 93% of health care premiums for these employees and 85% for an employee spouse and dependent. It pays 82% of the premium for employee dental coverage, 80% for employee and one dependent. These employees are eligible for early retirement benefits at age 50 with 10 yrs. of service. They received 3% pay hikes for 2015 and 2016, above the inflation rate. YES (-): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers, Tusa.

2015
1-13-15. Money-saving interlocal agreement with Bellevue Police Dept. for CSI and forensic lab services. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers.

1-27-15. To support LB 12: Krist. To suspend instead of terminate Medicaid assistance when a criminal qualified to receive such aid enters a NE prison, the same procedure governing federal law. Such suspension would last until the inmate leaves prison. The state would save millions. YES (+): Borgeson, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers.
To support LB 341: Howard. To force private insurance companies offering health benefit plans to reimburse for services or supplies covered by the plan and not cancel such coverage of an insured in jail, even if insured receives public- funded medical care while in custody. YES (-): Borgeson, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan. Not voting: Rodgers.
To support LB 427: Groene. To require the state to pay for facility and administration costs of state probation offices, now an unfunded mandate placed on counties. Judicial changes will result in more mandated probation services, which will increase the cost burden on counties. YES (+): Borgeson, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers.

2-10-15. To oppose LB 111, the voter ID bill to prevent illegal aliens from voting in NE elections. YES (-): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers.
To support LB 15, to reform the guardian ad litem system for juveniles in juvenile court by tracking spending. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers.

4-14-15. To join the Heartland 2050 plan based on an Agenda 21 template for inter-county cooperative projects (see NTF issue paper). YES (-): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan.
To support LB 623, which conferred drivers licenses on illegal aliens unconstitutionally amnestied by the Obama Regime.
YES (-): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan.
To accept funding from the NE State Patrol to support overtime and buy equipment to participate in a drug trafficking program and a grant award to the County Attorney Office. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan.
To oppose LB 414, which conferred property tax exemption on Woodmen of the World and other fraternal benefit societies. YES (+): Borgeson, Cavanaugh, Kraft, Morgan. Not voting: Boyle, Duda.

5-5-15. To support efforts to mitigate the negative impact of LB 605, which deposits additional law enforcement costs onto counties. YES (+): Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers. Not voting: Boyle

5-12-15. To support LB 294, which increases criminal penalties for sex trafficking. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers.

5-19-15. To exclude a $250,000 additional budget infusion for Juvenile Court attorney fees for guardian ad litem cases. YES (+): Borgeson, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Rodgers.

6-2-15. To increase appropriations to the Juvenile Court, including attorney fees for guardian ad litem services. YES (-): Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers. NO (+): Borgeson. Not voting: Cavanaugh.

6-23-15. To allocate Visitor Improvement Funds to private community groups, an unnecessary expenditure. YES (-): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers.
Agreement with leftist Legal Aid Society to assist county welfare clients to obtain Medicaid, SSI, and other benefits. YES (-): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers.

7-21-15. To approve money-saving interlocal agreements with Washington Co. Attorney Office, Blair Police Dept., and Papillion Police Dept. for forensic lab services. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers.

8-4-15. To adopt the FY 2015-16 county budget that does not raise property taxes. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan.
To approve a $7,500 contribution from the county to partially fund MAPA staff for Heartland 2050 UN Agenda 21 project. YES (-): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan.

9-15-15. To allow county employees to contribute to flexible medical spending accounts from their wages the maximum amount IRS allows, currently $2,550 annually, effective 1-1-2016. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers.

11-3-15. To accept a $250,000 grant from federal Office of Community Policing Services. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers.
To renew agreement for professional consulting services between the county and Align Care for County Health Center operations and management, though a paid study urged the county to trim health center services. YES (-): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers.

12-15-15. To vote a 31% pay increase for county board members. YES (-): Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Rodgers. NO (+): Borgeson, Morgan, Kraft.
To eliminate longevity pay for sheriff captains appointed on or after Jan. 1, 2016. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers.

2016
1-26-16. To rescind the 31% pay increase for county board members voted on by board members on 12-15-2015. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Morgan. NO (-): Cavanaugh, Duda, Rodgers. Not voting: Kraft.
To support LB 919, to expand problem solving courts to include drunk driving and veteran and mental health problems, saving taxpayer dollars. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers. Not voting: Cavanaugh.
To oppose LB 936, to exempt $100,000 instead of $10,000 from state inheritance tax and lower tax rate from 13% to 1%. YES (-): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers. Not voting: Cavanaugh.
To support LB 938, to enhance statewide 911 services by allowing receipt of video and photos from smartphones, aiding emergency dispatchers to gather additional information from callers like photos of a car crash. 911 employees, counties, and cell service companies all support this updating. The Public Service Comm. would organize, implement, and maintain this new system. The legislation would not supplant local provision of 911 service. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers.

2-9-16. To oppose LB 717, to base assessed valuations on all categories of property on the average of 5 yrs. of sales, with the highest sales prices excluded. Currently, 1 or 2 abnormally high-priced sales can skew comparable sales in a large ag area and not accurately represent reliable land values. This bill would reduce rural property taxes and peg valuations more in line with personal income growth and inflation. The legislation would better indicate market trends and true inflationary factors. Also to oppose LB 958, To add $20 million in property tax credits to farm and ranch landowners. The average price of farm and ranch land in NE has dropped for 2 years, but prices for crops and livestock have fallen likewise. The NE Farm Bureau, NE Cattlemen, and NE Pork Producers support the bill. The ag percentage of total property taxes rose from 18% in 2005 to 30% in 2015, or 176% over 10 years. Community colleges could not spend less than authorized one year and carry over more than 3% surplus to the next year. These taxing authorities have increased their property tax collections by a yearly average of 12.9% during the past decade. YES (-): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers.
To limit public speakers at board meetings to only 3 minutes. YES (-): Duda, Kraft. NO (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Morgan, Rodgers.
To limit the time that commissioners can speak to same limit as for public. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers. NO (-): Duda.

3-1-16. To give no funding to Lutheran Family Services and no funding to Southern Sudan Community Association for their refugee resettlement programs. To give no funding to One World Community Health Center and Charles Drew Community Health Center for breastfeeding programs. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Rodgers. Not voting: Morgan.

3-8-16. To support LB 391, to allow counties to retain additional fee monies from sales tax on vehicles, as they perform the collecting. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers.

3-22-16. To approve an interlocal agreement with Washington County and City of Omaha to save tax dollars. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers.

4-5-16. Authorize issuance of county public facilities bond issue not to exceed $12 million, in order to consolidate county offices at West Maple campus. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers.

5-3-16. To approve the 2016-2018 County Board Strategic Plan for budgeting. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers.

6-21-16. To increase county contribution for WIC welfare funding. YES (-): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers.

8-2-16. To approve agreement with Lutheran Family Services for interpreter services for WIC clients, costing $2,000. $18,266 for refugee health promotion and navigation. $3,802 for a county dietitian to conduct nutrition assessments of Salvation Army Early Head Start Program clients. This agency could supply its own dietitian. YES (-): Borgeson, Boyle, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers. Absent: Cavanaugh, Duda.

8-30-16. To select Blue Cross/Blue Shield as a third-party administrator of county self-funded medical insurance plans beginning 1-1-2017. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Kraft, Morgan. NO (-): Cavanaugh, Duda.
To approve a 3-year extension to agreement with Delta Dental to administer county self-funded group dental insurance plan beginning 1-1-2017. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan.
To accept a proposal by Voya Financial for group life insurance plans for 3 years beginning 1-1-2017. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan.
To approve a 3-year extension with Viverae Inc. to administer county wellness program beginning 1-1-2017. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan.

9-13-16. To not raise county property taxes in FY 2016-2017. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers.

9-27-16: To approve the 2017 wellness program incentives. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers.

10-14-16: To increase by 5% contributions paid by retirees to county retirement medical insurance plan as of 1-1-2017. YES (+): Borgeson, Duda, Morgan, Rodgers. NO (-): Boyle, Cavanaugh, Kraft.

12-6-16: To appropriate $60,000 to Refugee Empowerment Center for refugee health literacy and $18,000 to Lutheran
Family Services of NE for same services. YES (-): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan.
To appropriate $10,000 as a contribution to partially fund necessary MAPA staff for Heartland 2050, a UN Agenda 21 project. YES (-): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan.
To approve agreement with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NE to administer county self-funded group medical insurance plans for 3 years, beginning 1-1-12017. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers. NO (-): Cavanaugh.

12-13-16. To appropriate $9,000 to Refugee Empowerment Center for refugee health literacy. YES (-): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers.

12-20-16. To approve interlocal agreement to collect delinquent taxes through court proceedings to help return abandoned and vacant properties to productive use. YES (+): Boyle, Cavanaugh, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers. NO (-): Borgeson, Duda.

2017

1-31-17: To issue $45 million in county general obligation bonds for public safety and related purposes, as approved by voters in November, 2016. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan.
To oppose LB 10 if bill mandates 2 instead of 1 additional juvenile judge in Douglas County, an unfunded state mandate. YES(+): Borgeson, Duda, Kraft, Morgan. Not voting: Boyle.
To support LB 390: To remove the word exclusive from the language in the Papio NRD current general obligation bonding statute.  By removing the word exclusive, County Boards will now pass a resolution of disapproval if the Papio NRD seeks to issue bonds for dams within their zoning jurisdiction.  The existing language states that the County Boards have a say if the dam is within their “exclusive” zoning jurisdiction; currently none of the proposed dams are within a County’s exclusive area, so the current language is irrelevant.  During the 2009 debate on LB 160, the NRD assured senators that county boards would have influence in the building of dams in their counties; however, the NRD maneuvered to add the word exclusive which ultimately negated county influence. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan.

2-7-17. To support LB 216: To appoint a bureaucratic commission after the 2020 census to redistrict NE electoral districts, despite the state constitution specifically designating the Legislature to accomplish such. Citizens would have no opportunity to testify on the subsequent redistricting bills. YES (-): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Morgan, Rodgers.
To oppose LR1CA, a resolution to support voter ID, and support LR15CA, a resolution to prevent voter ID. YES (-): Boyle, Cavanaugh, Morgan, Rodgers. Not voting: Borgeson.

2-14-17: To oppose LB 333: To end funding for the short-term disability program, saving $4.2 million annually. YES (-): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers.

3-14-17: To oppose LB 410: To increase number of Public Service Commissioners from 5 to 7. To eliminate the $75,000 annual salary of commissioners and replace it with a per diem of $150 per day, not to exceed $22,500 annually. No other compensation or benefits allowed. LB 410 removes the prohibition for commissioners to engage in other occupations. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers. NO (+): Duda. Not voting: Cavanaugh.

4-11-17. To approve an agreement among Douglas County, Sarpy County, Bellevue, La Vista, and Papillion to create a law enforcement training academy. Douglas County contribution is $20,000. YES (+): Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers.
To support LB 358: McCollister. To increase eligibility for food stamps for those earning gross income up to 158% of the federal poverty level, adding 36,800 recipients. The bill would require additional welfare dept. employees to handle the increase in recipients. Cost: $300,000 in FY 2017-18 and $1 million in FY 2018-19. YES (-): Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers.

4-25-17. Resolution to prepare an interlocal agreement for county to contribute inheritance tax revenue to a UNMC computer project. This tax money is tabbed only for the county health center. YES (-): Borgeson, Cavanaugh, Morgan. NO (+): Duda. Not voting: Rodgers.

5-16-17. To write to Legislature Appropriations Comm. to support overriding gubernatorial veto for Medicaid, Developmental Disabilities, Child Welfare, and Aging additional spending. YES (-): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Morgan, Rodgers.

7-11-17. To pass a conservative FY 2017-2018 county budget. YES (+): Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers. NO (-): Cavanaugh.
To request the Sec. of State to refuse to provide voting records to the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity, a commission established to investigate voter fraud. (YES(-): Boyle, Cavanaugh, Kraft, Rodgers. NO (+): Duda.

7-18-17. To allocate $10,000 to the MAPA Heartland 2050 campaign, a plan for regional development under the Agenda 21 UN plan. YES (-): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers.

9-12-17. To urge Congress to quickly pass legislation to protect DACA illegal aliens and strongly encourage the President to reconsider terminating DACA. YES (-): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Morgan, Rodgers. NO (+): Duda.

11-21-17. To approve an inflationary contract with the Employees United Labor Association union at the County Health Center. YES (-): Borgeson, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers.

12-5-17. To raise salaries for county commissioners from 2019 to 2022 from $37,304 to $58,356. YES (-): Duda, Kraft, Rodgers. NO (+): Borgeson, Cavanaugh, Morgan.
To approve a labor contract with IBEW Local 1483 union granting 3% pay hikes each year for 4 years, above the inflation rate. This union represents county supervisory employees. YES (-): Borgeson, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers.

12-12-17. To hike county commissioner salaries for 2019-2022 from $49,884 to $58,316. YES (-): Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Rodgers. NO (+): Borgeson, Cavanaugh, Morgan.

2018
1-23-18. To oppose LB 870: Pansing Brooks. To severely restrict confinement of juvenile criminals in solitary confinement in prisons and other facilities. It use only after other less restrictive alternatives exhausted or juvenile poses a threat to others or self, but only for up to 3 hrs. Violent youth require segregated quarters, say jail officials. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Rodgers. Not voting: Cavanaugh.
To oppose LB 776: McCollister. To force every city and county jail to make available to prisoners a prepaid phone call system or collect phone call system or a combination of both. Fees for collect calls could reach only 25c per minute, 21c per minute from a debit account. Current phone fees pay for inmate services like educational programming like GED classes, behavior management, re-entry programs, and employment preparation that otherwise would come from property taxes. The bill creates new legal rights for criminals and a new excuse for litigation. This bill would cost Douglas County Jail about $616,000 annually, adversely impacting the ability of the jail to offer programs to inmates, like job and life-skills training, GED testing, and job-readiness training. The ACLU supports this bill. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Rodgers. Not voting: Cavanaugh.
To oppose LB 818: Chambers. To place state prisons under the authority of Jail Standards Board. YES (+): Borgeson, Duda, Kraft, Rodgers. Not voting: Boyle, Cavanaugh.

2-13-18. To oppose LB 158: Pansing Brooks. To require all counties to pay for legal representation for youths in juvenile court throughout the legal process, unless juvenile is in a pre-trial diversion program, adding another expensive unfunded mandate to counties. Many counties have no attorney familiar with juvenile law and thus unable to provide adequate counsel. Parents would have no choice. 90 counties without juvenile justice court systems handle cases effectively with no state mandate. I have been informed from the County Attorney’s Office that an additional +$7500/year cost to the County will occur if LB158 passes due to Sen. Pansing-Brooks’ amendments that were filed yesterday (2/6).  These amendments will increase county, district, and juvenile court filing fees by $1 and erode parental rights to choose. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers.

3-27-18. Contract amendment between Douglas Co. Corrections and ICE regarding removal of illegal aliens from county jail. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan. Not voting: Rodgers.

5-22-18. To purchase downtown OHA property for $2.75 million for expansion of county justice system. YES (+): Borgeson, Boyle, Duda, Kraft, Rodgers. NO (-): Cavanaugh. Not voting: Morgan.

6-5-18. To increase the Health Center budget over original appropriation. YES (-): Boyle, Cavanaugh, Duda, Kraft, Morgan, Rodgers.

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