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 […]

AFP-NE Urges Senators to Oppose another Minimum Wage Hike

Sen. Nordquist’s LB 494 would follow last year’s successful ballot initiative driving Nebraska’s state minimum wage eventually to $9.00 an hour by increasing the wage for gratuities employees.  The wage for gratuities employees would eventually rise to $4.50 an hour from the current $2.13.  AFP-Nebraska opposes government-mandated wages, preferring to allow individual workers to negotiate […]