The Nebraska Farm Bureau is coming out in opposition to a 369-million dollar bond issue from Southeast Community College. Farm Bureau president Steve Nelson says the project’s ultimate goals aren’t clearly spelled out, but one thing is clear, its 369-million dollar price tag is a shocker.
:20 A Nelson “talking about”
Nelson says a wiser move would be to prioritize the projects in smaller, more targeted ways than to call for one giant spending measure.
Nelson says the bond issue would put more pressure on the region’s property taxpayers in order to do building and renovation on multiple campuses.
:14 A Nelson “the college”
Nelson says it’s unusual for the Nebraska Farm Bureau to take such a stance, but it joined the opposition since all of the local county farm bureaus in the region are also against the measure. Southeast Community College President Dr. Paul Illich and campus presidents in Beatrice, Milford and Lincoln have been providing over 100 information sessions throughout the college’s service area, about the bond issue.