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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 […]

Sen. Krist Attacks AFP for Educating Constituents

May 29, 2013

Sen. Bob Krist attacks AFP on the floor of the Nebraska Unicameral for having the gall to let constituents know how their state senators vote on the issues. At issue is an amendment to the state budget offered by Sen. Ken Schilz that would have provided direct property tax relief to Nebraska families.  Unfortunately, the […]

Sen. Krist’s Legislative Move Was Misguided

May 28, 2013

From today’s Omaha World-Herald, a public pulse letter written by a veteran who is critical of Sen. Bob Krist for attempting to attach an amendment that would expand Medicaid to a Veterans bills.  The writer calls out Sen. Krist for this politically-based shenanigan. Legislative move was misguided On May 21, State Sen. Bob Krist of Omaha attempted to […]