By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 

Kimball Makes Its Case For Missile Aid

Sen. Hardin Sponsored Bill To Help Panhandle Communities Handle Growth


March 2, 2023

Nebraska Legislature

Members of the Unicameral's Government, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee listen to Sen. Brian Hardin, front right, explain the fundamentals of LB712 and answer their questions. A delegation from Kimball represented the community, some offering their own remarks regarding the measure than would provide the Panhandle with assistance to handle the missile project.

The Unicameral's Government, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee heard proponents and neutral comments Feb. 23 on LB712, which would allocate a $26 million grant to aid Kimball and the surrounding areas. LB712 was sponsored by Sen. Brian Hardin from the 48th District, which includes Kimball, Banner and Scottsbluff counties.

In anticipation of the upgrade of the Minuteman III missiles to the Sentinel system, the funds would be used on infrastructure, water, wastewater system, child care, electric upgrades, health care facilities, transportation and schools. Approximately 3,7000 contract...

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