“It’s just something we’ve got to take into consideration. We’ve got to do something for our taxpayers, plain and simple.” – Connie Duncan, chair of the Lincoln Public Schools board finance committee, on exploring a potential levy decrease amid a forecast $31 million increase in revenue for the district.
“We’ve always had this decentralized system and a sense among the 50 secretaries of state that decentralization is one of the greatest securities in national elections.” – Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale, on election security ahead of today’s primary.
“The conclusion seems inescapable that the basis for Ms. (Courtney) Lawton’s dismissal was related to the political content of her speech and thus may have violated her academic freedom.” – A report by the American Association of University Professors that implicated the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in violating policy in dismissing a lecturer over a confrontation last fall.
“I think it’s the mecca of volleyball, and … so many people just love watching the sport there. So the more people we can come out, I think it makes our job that much more fun.” – Former Nebraska and current Team USA volleyball player Jordan Larson, on a new international tournament being held in Lincoln.
“Watching someone assume responsibility for administering the law fairly for all of us reminds us what a great responsibility it is. We judges are just the caretakers. The law is not ours to make. It is ours to uphold and to apply fairly.” – Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch at the swearing in of Nebraska’s newest Supreme Court justice Jonathan Papik, Gorsuch’s former law clerk.
“The trails really serve as the spine of the system, and the on-street is just a supporting role. We’re hearing from the public we could do a better job connecting the trails and adding connections to our destinations.” – Kellee Van Bruggen, a transportation planner, on the need for cyclists to contribute to s survey of Lincoln’s bike routes.