Omaha, NE – Douglas County stands to lose $3 million if a bill in the Nebraska Legislature passes.
Governor Dave Heineman wants state aid to cities and counties eliminated, and that funding put toward other priorities. A bill in the Unicameral would do just that. Douglas County Board chairwoman Mary Ann Borgeson says if that funding goes away, the county will have to find $3 million worth of cuts in its budget.
Omaha, NE – Construction could begin this fall on a project to widen the 10th Street bridge in downtown Omaha.
Omaha Public Works officials say the 10th Street bridge will be expanded between Douglas and Farnam Streets. That'll allow for wider lanes and a center turn lane. The plan also includes wider sidewalks and new stairs leading to the Gene Leahy Mall.
Omaha, NE – Tuesday is recall election day in Omaha.
Voters decide Tuesday if Mayor Jim Suttle should be removed from office. If he is recalled, City Council President Garry Gernandt becomes Interim Mayor. If Suttle remains in office, there can't be another attempt to recall him for one year. Suttle's term ends in 2013.
Polls are open from 8 AM to 8 PM. Omaha Public Radio will bring you coverage Tuesday night of the Mayoral recall election.
Omaha, NE – Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle says the city is financially stable and positioned for growth, but that could be jeopardized if he's recalled.
Suttle gave what could be his final State of the City address Friday morning. He faces a recall election next Tuesday. During his speech, Suttle highlighted his efforts to make Omaha financially stable, including raising taxes and negotiating new union contracts. He says that financial stability is in jeopardy if leadership changes.
Omaha, NE – Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle is only a few days away from learning whether or not he'll be recalled.
Next Tuesday's recall election was the subject of this month's Noon Forum at the Omaha Press Club. If Suttle is recalled, he'll be only the second Mayor in Omaha's history to be removed from office since the recall rules were added to the city charter.
Omaha, NE – Omaha finished the 2010 fiscal year with a $3.3 million surplus, according to City officials.
Mayor Jim Suttle and City Finance Director Pam Spaccarotella announced Thursday that a combination of hiring freezes, lower health care costs and attrition resulted in a surplus. Spaccarotella says 218 positions, mostly in the Police and Fire Departments, were left unfilled. Health care costs decreased, and the Omaha Fire Department budget finished in the black.