A PROJECT OF NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM
Metropolitan area citizens face concerns about public safety, public works infrastructure maintenance, privatization of services, consolidation, merging and streamlining of county government, taxes, and unnecessary spending on services traditionally outside the scope of county responsibility. We encourage you to participate in our NTF County Watch Project, to call, fax, email, or write a letter to your county commissioners to urge them to vote fiscally conservative and implement ideas to give the citizens more efficient services under a leaner budget. Project participants will receive periodic newsletters, email bulletins, and research outlines and materials to act as watchdogs.
Issue Papers etc:
PROFILES IN BAD GOVERNMENT: Douglas County Commissioner Clare Duda, District 7
PROFILES IN BAD GOVERNMENT: A SERIES FROM NE TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM. Profile #4: Douglas County Commissioner Clare Duda, District 7. Budget Cuts: 6-11-13: Voted against cutting thousands from the County Attorney budget. Other GOP commissioners voted to cut. 6-11-13: Voted against cutting thousands from the Public Defender budget. Other GOP commissioners voted to cut. 6-11-13: […] Read more »
PROFILES IN BAD GOVERNMENT: Douglas County Commissioner Marc Kraft, District 5
PROFILES IN BAD GOVERNMENT: A SERIES FROM NE TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM. Profile #3: Douglas County Commissioner Marc Kraft District 5. Budget Votes. 6-11-13: Voted against cutting thousands from the County Attorney budget. 6-11-13: Voted against trimming thousands from the Public Defender budget. 6-11-13: Voted against trimming thousands from the County Court Probation budget. 6-11-13: Voted […] Read more »
NTF SPEECH TO DOUGLAS CO. COMMISSIONERS ON PAY RAISES
Douglascounty17.doc. 1-16. NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM SPEECH TO DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ON PAY RAISES, 1-12-16. Good morning. My name is Doug Kagan, 416 South 130 Street, and I represent NE Taxpayers for Freedom. Our organization supports the resolution to rescind the December pay raises of 31% over 2 years, voted on by the board, and […] Read more »
NTF NOTES ON DOUGLAS COUNTY STRATEGIC BUDGET
NTF worksheet: douglascounty138.doc. 9-15. NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM NOTES ON DOUGLAS COUNTY STRATEGIC BUDGET MEETING: SEPT. 24, 2015. GENERAL. Douglas County Commissioners actively seek public input on budgeting, though most people do not understand county functions. RELATIONS WITH STATE. The State continually imposes unfunded mandates on counties. County will ask the State to pay for […] Read more »
NTF SPEECH ON HEARTLAND 2050 VISION
Douglascounty16.doc. 3-15. NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM SPEECH TO DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD ON HEARTLAND 2050 VISION. Good morning. My name is Doug Kagan, and I represent NE Taxpayers for Freedom. Our group vehemently opposes the Douglas County Board participating in the Heartland 2050 Vision. If implemented, this proposal would impose regional unelected government dictates over local […] Read more »
FINALLY CUTTING COSTS AT DOUGLAS CO. HEALTH
NTF Issue Paper: douglascounty133.doc. 8-14. NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM ISSUE PAPER: FINALLY CUTTING COSTS AT THE DOUGLAS COUNTY HEALTH CENTER. BACKGROUND. Two years ago, the Douglas County board hired a consulting firm to analyze the county health center and suggest ideas for streamlining and lowering costs of provided services. The center loses over $1 million […] Read more »
TOURISM FUND HAS DEGENERATED INTO "PORK FEST"
NTF worksheet: douglascounty118.doc. 6-14. NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM COMMENTS TO DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD: June 17, 2014. Good morning. Our names are Doug Kagan, 12320 William Street, and Jeff Stevens, 14518 Webster Cir., and we represent NE Taxpayers for Freedom. For several years, our group has been concerned with and opposed to the county government dispensing […] Read more »
STOP DOUGLAS COUNTY TAX HIKE
A majority of Douglas County Commissioners stand poised to raise our county property taxes next fiscal year, unless taxpayers can convince them to make additional budget cuts. See our NTF recommendations below for immediate budget cuts and then use this information to lobby your county commissioner to vote for additional cuts and against a tax […] Read more »
We Pay Lobbyists for Our Local Governments!
NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM ISSUE PAPER: LOCAL GOVERNMENT SUBDIVISION PAID LOBBYISTS: 2012. BACKGROUND. Local government taxing authorities in Nebraska counties continually levy higher property taxes on real property. To further scalp and contradict taxpayers, many entities pay from these tax dollars large salaries to lobbyists, who work against taxpayer interests in our state legislature, Congress, […] Read more »