“Right now, many of these organizations are being forced to look through their budget, meet with their donors and decide between their capital plans, rehiring staff or cutting their programming,” he said. LB566 would help them proceed with projects that would enhance their communities while supporting construction jobs and economic development, he said.
Nebraska lawmakers advance bill to boost shovel-ready arts, museum, sports projects | Govt-and-politics But others argued that the $25 million should go for other priorities, such as property tax relief or local infrastructure needs.
Sen. Curt Friesen of Henderson said the organizations can turn to private donors, as they have in the past, plus get federal coronavirus relief funds. He said the state portion was not needed. Sen. Mike Groene of North Platte questioned whether taxpayer dollars should go to these nonprofits.
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