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South Sioux City business leaders head to the state capital

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Nebraska (KTIV) - A group of business leaders in South Sioux City, Nebraska took a field trip Monday with leaders of several other Northeast Nebraska towns.

The South Sioux City Chamber of Commerce brought 35 of the city's business leaders to Lincoln, Nebraska to visit with state legislators.

Lori Warner, president of the Chamber, says the chamber specifically needs to address two big issues.

One is inheritance tax in the county, and the other is the education system.

"Schools just need more state aid, more funding, so we can help them achieve what needs to be achieved on that education level so everyone can go out and have a better chance at a productive life. If we can't do that, we're hurting our kids from the very beginning," Warner said.

Warner says she loves the opportunity to take business leaders, some of whom have never been to the capital, to visit with lawmakers.

Not only does she say it's great to get the exposure for the town, but it helps community leaders understand that their voice matters.

"It's showing them that their voice makes a difference, that one person can come up and talk to a Senator and be heard. Because our Senators are very good at listening, it's just a matter that we need to pick up the phone and call them instead of standing back and complaining," Warner said.

Warner said that while it was a short trip to the capital, she anticipated a lot of productivity.    
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