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World-Herald editorial: Right question on MUD, wrong answer

World-Herald editorial: Right question on MUD, wrong answer

OMAHA.com

Credit State Sen. Scott Lautenbaugh for his willingness to tackle some big problems — Omaha’s $2 billion, federally mandated sewer upgrade and the city’s pension liabilities.

But the senator’s proposed solution, selling the Metropolitan Utilities District and divvying up the money, is the wrong answer to the right question.

MUD’s ratepayers, the City of Omaha and the metro area are better served if the water and gas utility remains a public entity.

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