LINCOLN, NEB. – “Taxpayers went to the ballot box today and demonstrated what members of the Vote NO 369 Coalition already knew. Property taxes are too high in Nebraska. Our coalition has said from the beginning the vote on Southeast Community College’s $369 million bond was not a question of whether people thought SCC was a good school. Nor was it a question of whether educational opportunities are important. This vote was about whether taxpayers in SCC’s 15 county service area could afford a $369 million tax increase, that would have led to more than half a billion dollars in new property taxes by the time the bond was repaid.”
“The message from taxpayers was clear. This measure asked for too much, for too long, and it was too risky. We are proud to have worked with all of our coalition partners in representing homeowners, businesses and farmers in the SCC service area to turn away what would have been a massive property tax increase.”
Vote No 369 is a coalition of taxpayer interests opposed to the passage of the Southeast Community College’s proposed $369 million bond measure. Coalition partners include former Gov. Dave Heineman, State Sen. Laura Ebke of Crete, State Sen. Jerry Johnson of Wahoo, State Sen. Dan Watermeier of Syracuse, Lincoln City Council Member Roy Christensen, the Lincoln Independent Business Association, the Home Builders Association of Lincoln, the REALTORS Association of Lincoln, the Nebraska Farm Bureau, the Nebraska Cattlemen, and the Nebraska Soybean Association. For more information or to learn more about the Vote No 369 coalition visit www.voteno369.com or follow the coalition on Facebook or Twitter.