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Proposed State Budget Represents 5.2% Annual Spending Increase

May 06, 2013

This week the Nebraska Legislature will begin debating a proposed $7.8 billion biennial budget. That amount of spending represents $4,300 per Nebraskan or $17,200 for a family of four. What could your family do with $17,200? With that money our state government will spend:                       [...]

The Perils of Common Core

May 02, 2013

Public education across the country is about to radically change, and most Americans aren’t even aware. That’s because the Obama Administration and special interests have been pushing a scheme called Common Core to nationalize educational standards under the public radar for years. One recent poll by the nonprofit organization, Achieve, found that 79% of voters said [...]

Nebraska Legislature Daily Bill Tracker

April 30, 2013

Below is the status bills that impact economic freedom through 6-4-13 which AFP-Nebraska has chosen to either SUPPORT, OPPOSE or MONITOR. SUPPORT Bill Senator memo Committee Hearing Date Status LB 5 Krist Exempt SS and military Retirement Benefits Revenue Jan. 31st LB 14 Krist Income Tax Credits for Education Opportunity Revenue March 5th LB 17 Nordquist [...]

AFP Part of 18-Group Coalition to Oppose New Internet Tax

April 25, 2013

The Senate poised to vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act as early as Monday. Americans For Prosperity is proud to join a broad coalition of organizations in opposing this problematic legislation. Spearheaded by the R Street Institute, the coalition updated and re-sent the following coalition letter to Congress. Read more: AFP’s recent Letter of Opposition [...]

Medicaid Debate Day 2 Recap

April 18, 2013

The morning’s debate on LB 577 started with a brief refresher by the bill’s introducer, Sen. Kathy Campbell that was followed by Sen. Beau McCoy who had introduced the motion to reconsider the vote on the previous day’s amendment. The motion failed, but protracted debate throughout the day made clear that proponents of Medicaid expansion currently do [...]

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