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Snow flurries today with a high of 35
by midday. Winds gusty from the
north-northwest at 15 to 30 mph.
Clearing tonight with a low around 20
and a high Thursday of 35.
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By Todd von Kampen
and Diana Johnson
The Legislature opened debate on
the 1986-87 state budget Tuesday
morning by rejecting an attempt to
deny a 3 percent salary raise for NU and
other state employees next year.
Senators voted 26-13 to reject an
amendment to LB1250 that would have
frozen salaries for state employees at
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their present levels. NU faculty and
staff members would get a total of $5.1
million in raises next year if the salary
increase survives further challenges.
Before the vote, senators turned
back several attempts to delay the bill
for further thought on a provision
allowing state employees to appeal col
lective bargaining decisions. Several
more amendments to LB1250 await the
Legislature when it takes the bill up
again this morning.
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salary freeze amendment
Opponents of a salary increase said
any pay raises should wait until Neb-,
raska's economy turns around, Bellwood
Sen. Loran Schmit, who sponsored the
amendment to freeze salaries, said
many Nebraskans have told him they
oppose pay hikes.
But Lincoln Sen. Don Wesely argued
that state salaries must "be in the ball
park" with the private sector if state
agencies hope to retain employees.
By Thorn Gabrukiewicz
Don Aripoli, UNL director of Scho
larships and Financial Aid, said Tues
day that he will leave UNL for a job at
the University of Arizona in Tucson.
Aripoli will become Arizona's assist
ant vice president of student services
In his resignation letter to Rudy
Lewis, UNL vice chancellor for Student
Affairs, Aripoli said the Arizona job is
an opportunity too good to pass.
"I believe that it will be a very posi
tive step in terms of my career objec
tives," Aripoli said in the letter.
Lewis said Aripoli had been looking
to make a career move for about two
years and the Arizona job is "well
Aripoli became the UNL director of
Scholarships and Financial' Aid in
August of 1979.
In his new job, Aripoli will be re
sponsible for installing an electronic
student information system, the offices
of undergraduate scholarship and fi
nancial aid, registration and records
and residence and enrollment. He also
will work with the vice president on
"I have mixed emotions," Aripoli
said. "This is a tremendous opportun
ity. Personally, it will be difficult to
leave the university. They have been
very good to me. But this is an oppor
tunity I can't pass up."
The search for a new director of
Scholarships and Financial Aid will
start with Ted Pfeifer, director of Reg-
Payroll office clarifies
taxing of tuition waivers
The UNL payroll office has received
60 to 70 calls after an error about tui
tion waivers tax withholding appeared
Monday in the Bulletin Board, a faculty
and staff publication.
Kim Phelps, assistant to the vice
chancellor for Business and Finance,
said the article reported incorrectly
that the payroll office tentatively plans
to withhold one-half of graduate or pro-
fessional students' tuition waivers in
April's checks to comply with a new
federal tax law.
Instead, Phelps said, the payroll
office tentatively plans to withhold
Senators would "show them hope and
give them a future" by approving the 3
percent increase, he said.
The collective bargaining provision
would let most state employees nego
tiate wage rates and working condi
tions with state government. Employees
could appeal to the state Commission
of Industrial Relations if they are not
satisfied with the negotiations.
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istration and Records.
Lewis said that Aripoli's position is a
key spot in the university system, one
that may take time to fill.
"I need a very confident person,"
If the search draws many applicants,
the director's job could be filled by the
time Aripoli leaves on April 24, Lewis
said. But because of budget reductions,
the permanent replacement will not
overlap Aripoli's final month.
"It's sad I have to leave all the ties to
Lincoln," Aripoli said. "The students
have been great."
taxes on one-half of waivers in the April
check. The office will withhold taxes
on the other half in the May check.
The new federal law removed a sec
tion of IRS policy that allowed gradu
ate and professional students to ex
clude their tuition waivers from taxable
income. For example, Phelps said, a
graduate assistant who made $6,000
and had a $1,300 tuition waiver only
would have paid tax on the $6,000
before the IRS change. Under the new
law, the student would have to pay
taxes on the combined amount of
$7,300, he said.
priations Committee chairman, told
senators the provision recognizes a
Nebraska Supreme Court decision that
gave the commission power to decide
wage rate and working conditions. The
bill was introduced, he said, to give the
Legislature time to develop a method
of handling bargaining and set up
salary levels until that time.
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