A legislative committee has been working on an interim study aimed at keeping current military bases in Nebraska. Lincoln State Senator Bill Avery tells us the military’s presence means alot financially for the state. Avery says there are about fifty installations around the state that employ about 22,000 people. So Avery says it’s very important that the state be ready for the next round of base realignment and closures. He says that includes correcting deficiencies that might get in the way of keeping all the bases currently in Nebraska. Avery says one deficiency has to be corrected at the Lincoln airport. The levee around the airport is two feet low putting the base into the flood plain.
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