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$222 in Tax Relief

April 03, 2014 J

This past week Gov. Dave Heineman signed into law $412 million in tax relief over the next five years.  AFP-Nebraska applauds the many activists across the state who stood with us to work with the Governor and the Legislature to ensure meaningful tax relief was a part of the 2014 legislative session. Because of your [...]

Disappointment in Lincoln

April 03, 2014 J

This week the Nebraska Legislature, by a vote of 37-11, overrode Gov. Heineman’s line item vetoes that sought to cut $61 million in additional state spending.  AFP-Nebraska had urged state senators to uphold the Governor’s vetoes and hold the line on spending, but the temptation to spend other peoples’ money was apparently too great. The [...]

Gov. Vetoes $65M in Proposed Budget; Wants Tax Relief

March 31, 2014 J,

This weekend Gov. Heineman vetoed $65 million in line-items from the proposed budget and said more should be going towards property tax relief. You can read more at the Omaha World Herald about what was cut and reactions from some of the senators. Thank you to everyone who reached out to reached out to the [...]

Only 8 Votes!

March 27, 2014 J,

This week the Unicameral gave final approval to the mainline state budget bill – a bill that grows state spending by a whopping 6.7%. That’s hundreds of millions in new government spending. To put that into perspective that is a rate three times greater than the rate of inflation. Simply put, the income of Nebraska’s [...]

ObamaCare Medicaid Expansion Debate; Day 2 Recap

March 19, 2014 J

The second day of debate on ObamaCare Medicaid expansion picked up with the same intensity that it ended with the day before. Proponents and opponents continued to push their positions on the other with little success in changing the minds of their colleagues. After about two more hours of debate the call for cloture (to [...]

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