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Nebraska’s Gas Tax is Out of Control

July 10, 2014 J,

New information released today from the American Petroleum Institute shows how much gasoline is taxed in each state. Unfortunately for Nebraska, our state gas tax burden is much too high. Nebraskans are currently taxed 27.3 cents per gallon. When you add in federal excise taxes, each Nebraskan driver is paying 45.7 cents per gallon. This […]

Nebraska Ranked One of the Least Corrupt States in America

June 16, 2014 J

In a recent study from the researchers at Indiana University and City University of Hong Kong, China, Nebraska ranked fourth on a list of least corrupt states. For nearly 30 years, researchers compiled data about more than 25,000 convictions for federal anti-corruption laws to find the least and most corrupt states. After completing a corruption-to-employee […]

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 […]