General fund

City earns an improved investment grade

The city of Lincoln recently merited an uptick in its credit rating that bodes well for its future economy, city officials said Monday. Standard & Poor’s Rating Services ...

Residents voice rate hike protests

All that the crowd was missing was tar and feathers at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting where more than 100 angry citizens protested the city’s proposed utility rat ...

Proposed city budget adds to fire services

Although no funds are available in the proposed budget for fiscal year 2013-14 to fill two vacant firefighter jobs, Lincoln’s fire department will receive additional support ...

Will garbage collection rates go up for Lincoln residents?

After nearly three hours Tuesday night of discussing the pros and cons of contracting out the city’s garbage services, the City Council members seemed to be talking in circle ...

Lincoln’s accessibility being questioned

  Editor’s note: The Lincoln News Messenger is featuring a two-part series on the city of Lincoln being threatened March 26 with a lawsuit by Byron Chapman at the City ...

First deal with excessive labor costs

On April 15, Dan Karleskint, a member of the Citizens Financial Task Force and a proponent of the Utility Tax, provided an interesting overview of the cost efficiencies to be obtai ...