LINCOLN -- Lincoln's City Government will have a status-quo budget the next two years, if Mayor Chris Beutler gets his way. The Mayor unveiled a proposal for a $154 Million budget in the coming year....an increase of five percent...and nearly $159 Million, or a 3 1/3 percent increase next year. Overall, the Mayor said Friday the austerity of the past few years is paying off. The new budget assumes a four percent increase in sales tax revenue each of the next two years. It includes increases in fees for parking meters, false fire alarms, nursing home lift assistance, extraction of victims from accidents, and hazardous materials responses. The Mayor said the city's growth is creating a better economic climate. The Mayor will present his budget proposal to the city council on Monday.