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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. Veotes $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 [...]

We Can’t Use the Reserve for Tax Relief but…

February 28, 2014 J,

Senators down in Lincoln have given us the impression that we can’t use the reserve for tax relief… but we can spend it on fountains and parks. Here’s the article from the Journal Star. Find you senator here and let him or her know that you want your money back- you want tax relief. Like [...]

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