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Oppose a Property Tax Hike in Douglas County

June 12, 2013

Your tax bill may be higher next year, if some members of the Douglas County board have their way. To fill a $3 million shortfall, some county commissioners have called for a property tax increase. Click here and tell your county commissioners that when Douglas county families and business owners face a shortfall, we tighten [...]

CNN Reports on AFP’s Efforts to Block New Carbon Tax

June 11, 2013

Americans for Prosperity recently ran ads across Nebraska, and the nation, addressing the need for Congress to say no to new energy taxes. Here’s a report from CNN covering our efforts: Online ads, backed by a six-figure buy from a conservative group, are hitting the web urging lawmakers to oppose a tax on carbon emissions. [...]

2013 Legislative Wrap-Up

June 05, 2013

This week marked the last day of the Nebraska Legislature’s 2013 session. The positive: there were no tax increases, and there were a few tax cuts.  The budget is balanced.  Nebraska did not implement ObamaCare through Medicaid expansion and spending will be more transparent. The negative: state spending is growing rapidly.  Comprehensive tax reform was [...]

Take Action to Stop Common Core in Nebraska

June 04, 2013

Our friends at LEAP (Liberty Education Advocacy Project) are organizing Nebraskans to take an active interest in our children’s education and protect local control of our schools by stopping Common Core. What is Common Core?  Click here to learn more. More information on how you can take action from LEAP’s Coordinator, Rachel Pinkerton: LEAP Members [...]

AFP in LJS: Six-figure Salaries for School Administrators Too Much?

June 03, 2013

Recently a local school administrator wrote an editorial bemoaning the fact their district would not be receiving an increase in taxpayer-funded state aid funding. We asked the question; with the Superintendent receiving compensation equal to $160-per-student is taxpayer money being wisely spent? Superintendent pay Wahoo Public Schools Superintendent Galen Boldt penned a letter critical of [...]