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Upcoming Events: Aug. 24-30

August 23, 2014

Not as many local event this week because we are headed down to Dallas for the Defending the American Dream Summit on August 29 & 30! Local event* this week: Tuesday, 26: Lincoln Door Walk *Events are subject to change. Check back regularly to make sure the event is still scheduled. If you have questions, [...]

Kennedy is right, Nebraskans need a break from big government

August 22, 2014

Yesterday, Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry president, Barry Keenedy, has a piece featured in the Omaha World Herald. Kennedy does a good job summarizing what job creators and those who make products and/or offer services we want are up against. He’s right, Nebraskans need a break. A break for Nebraska businesses would mean a [...]

Public Charter Schools and the Upcoming Leg. Session

August 22, 2014

Today Brandon McDermott, KVNO News, published Push for charter schools in Nebraska faces up hill battle and gave a look towards the 2015 Legislative Session. Here are our takeaways: Macke Raymond, director of CREDO, pointed out a often ignored or unknown fact about public charter schools- that they are public. Raymond also highlights that the flexibility [...]

Omaha Property Tax Cut under Fire by Councilman

August 18, 2014

Omaha mayor, Jean Stothert, is trying to get some money back to the residents of the city and Councilman Ben Gray is looking to stop it. You can read the story from Nebraska Watchdog here. The city shouldn’t be taking more than it needs from citizens to fund the essential services of the government. The government [...]

Upcoming Events: Aug. 17-23

August 16, 2014

Some great events lined up for this week, especially from our sister organization, AFP Foundation-NE. Events* this week include: Monday, 18: Lincoln Phone Bank Thursday, 21: Omaha metro Door Walk Our sister organization, AFP Foundation-NE, is hosting: Tuesday, 19: AFPF-NE Lincoln Grassroots Education Seminar Wednesday, 20: AFPF-NE Omaha Grassroots Education Seminar *Events are subject to [...]

Testimony: Lincoln Biennial Budget

August 12, 2014

On August 11, the Lincoln city council held a public hearing on the proposed biennial budget. AFP-NE director, Matt Litt, testified about the organization’s concern over fee increases. The testimony is below and click here to hear Litt’s interview with Coby Mach on the Coby Mach Show. … My name is Matt Litt and I [...]

Upcoming Events: Aug. 10-16

August 09, 2014

Join us this week as we fight for freedom and have a little Friday fun. Events* this week include: Tuesday, 12: Lincoln Phone Bank Thursday, 14: Omaha metro Phone Bank Friday, 15: Lincoln Social Saturday, 16: Omaha metro Phone Bank Click the links for event details. We hope to see you there! *Events are subject [...]

Testimony: York County Commissioner Zoning Meeting

August 08, 2014

Last evening a sub-committee of the York County Commissioners held a meeting to discuss pipeline zoning regulations that were targeted at the Keystone XL pipeline. At this public meeting the sub-committee neglected to allow for public testimony. Here’s the testimony AFP-NE Director Matt Litt planned on delivering to the sub-committee: My name is Matt Litt [...]

ICYMI: AFP-NE taking a stand for school choice

August 06, 2014

Over the weekend the Omaha World Herald, the Washington Times, and others highlighted AFP-NE’s push for school choice, charter schools in this case, in Nebraska. AFP-NE director, Matt Litt, said, “Families should not be hindered by their zip code; they should have more education options and get to choose the school that best suits them.” [...]

ICYMI: Expert: Nebraskans’ premiums may bounce 30% under Obamacare

July 23, 2014

The Affordable Care Act is once again showing itself to be simply unaffordable. An official with the Nebraska Health Care Alliance estimates when the federal health care law goes into effect in several months requiring all policies to be compliant, the expense will be staggering. Paul Utemark, CEO of the Fillmore County Hospital, says premiums in Nebraska [...]