AFP-NE Urges Support for Controlling State Aid to Schools Expenditures

In 1997 state aid to K-12 education equated to $454 million.  Today the General Fund appropriation for TEEOSA is $913 million with aid projected to reach $1.1 billion by 2017.  This represents a significant increase in taxpayer dollars invested in public education across Nebraska.  Bear in mind, state aid through the TEEOSA formula is not […]

Nebraska’s Gas Tax is Out of Control

July 10, 2014J,

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, 2014J

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, 2014J

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, 2014J,

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 […]