County Watch


Metropolitan area citizens face concerns about public safety, public works infrastructure maintenance, privatization of services, consolidation, merging and streamlining of county government, taxes, and unnecessary spending on services traditionally outside the scope of county responsibility.  We encourage you to participate in our NTF County Watch Project, to call, fax, email, or write a letter to your county commissioners to urge them to vote fiscally conservative and implement ideas to give the citizens more efficient services under a leaner budget.  Project participants will receive periodic newsletters, email bulletins, and research outlines and materials to act as watchdogs.

Issue Papers etc:

NTF White Paper on Douglas County Budget

   An Analysis of the Douglas County Budget for FY 2013-2014 July 10, 2013                           EXECUTIVE SUMMARY “The Power to Tax is the Power to Destroy” Daniel Webster (1782-1852) While most Douglas County residents realize the County provides essential services, it is a reasonable expectation that our […] Read more »


A majority of Douglas County Commissioners stand poised to raise our county property taxes next fiscal year, unless taxpayers can convince them to make additional budget cuts.  See our NTF recommendations below for immediate budget cuts and then use this information to lobby your county commissioner to vote for additional cuts and against a tax […] Read more »

NTF works with Douglas County Commissioners

Members of Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom have been expressing their thoughts and  ideas on how to cut expenses for 2013/2014.  We would like to express our thanks to Madam Chair Mary Ann Borgeson and the Douglas County Commissioners for allowing us the opportunity to express our concerns. NTF President Doug Kagan, NTF Vice President Marty Brown, […] Read more »

We Pay Lobbyists for Our Local Governments!

NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM ISSUE PAPER: LOCAL GOVERNMENT SUBDIVISION PAID LOBBYISTS: 2012. BACKGROUND. Local government taxing authorities in Nebraska counties continually levy higher property taxes on real property. To further scalp and contradict taxpayers, many entities pay from these tax dollars large salaries to lobbyists, who work against taxpayer interests in our state legislature, Congress, […] Read more »