These officials handle decisions regarding running the county, including property taxes and oversee the public health department, county jail, county dump, county hospital, as well as the county attorney, public defenders, county assessors, register of deeds and county treasurer offices.
Local Education officials handle decisions regarding running our public schools at the local level (within the county or with adjacent counties). They decide issues ranging from education standards to school policies and budgets for our public schools.
These officials are in two entities. The Board of Regents handles decisions regarding running our state colleges and universities. They decide on all issues regarding standards and policies as well as budgets for these institutions. The State Board of Education addresses issues for local public school systems. They decide on issues ranging from education standards to policies for publicly-funded schools.
These officials make decisions regarding laws of the State of Nebraska. They create state laws, implement taxes, and decide how funding is distributed.
These officials make decisions regarding running and maintaining our public utilities (such as water, power, and gas) and natural resources (including flood control, recreation, and wildlife management).