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School Choice Faces Opposition at Education Committee Hearing

October 07, 2014

The Nebraska Legislature’s Education Committee is hosting a series of public hearings on their Vision for Education in Nebraska. The first hearing was held yesterday in Omaha. Lobbyists, representatives of school districts, education organizations and more testified. The Platte Institutes discussed the need for more parental choice in education. That’s when the push back began. […]

US Tax Code is Not Competitive & NE's isn't much Better

September 16, 2014

The non-partisan Tax Foundation released the 2014 International Tax Competitiveness Index yesterday, which noted the United States’ tax code was the 32nd most competitive out of… 34. Third from last. Here are a few key reasons why it was so uncompetitive: US has the highest corporate tax rate in the developed world; still has a […]

AFP-NE in the World Herald Public Pulse

September 15, 2014

Today AFP-NE Director, Matt Litt, was published in the Public Pulse section of the Omaha World Herald. The piece was on the recently released ObamaCare rates. Read the full article here. Like this post? Chip in $5 to AFP.

AFP-NE in the Grand Island Independent

September 14, 2014

AFP-NE Director, Matt Litt, was published in the Grand Island Independent Opinion section with an Op-Ed on the recently release ObamaCare insurance rates. Read the Op-Ed here. Like this post? Chip in $5 to AFP.

AFP-NE in the Journal Star Local View

September 14, 2014

AFP-NE Director, Matt Litt, was published in the Lincoln Journal Star with an Op-Ed on the recently released ObamaCare rates. Read the Op-Ed here. Like this post? Chip in $5 to AFP.

Shaking Up Transportation in NE

September 12, 2014

Uber and Lyft, and other ride sharing platforms, have shaken up the world of transportation in the United States and around the world. Both companies have recently moved into Nebraska and have had push back from traditional taxi companies. The Transportation and Telecommunications Committee held a hearing yesterday on the evolving world of transportation and […]

Obama’s War on Common Sense

September 12, 2014

The Obama Administration is raging war on common sense and Nebraska is ground zero. Today the Lincoln Journal Star reported on a letter the Obama EPA sent to the Nebraska Department of Agriculture critical of the department for holding a state-level planning meeting regarding water quality. Obama was apparently upset because his federal regulatory agency, […]

Report Finds ObamaCare will Cause 19% Premium Increases

September 05, 2014

AFP-Nebraska Reacts to New Findings LINCOLN – Nebraska’s largest insurer has found that health insurance rates will be higher next year thanks to the Affordable Care Act. The study by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska found that most people buying policies individually will see major rate increases. The group also found that several factors […]

What You Need to Know for Today's KXL Hearing

September 05, 2014

Today the Nebraska Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for Thompson v. Heineman, i.e. the KXL case. NET News wrote a very informative piece on Wednesday about five things to know going into the hearing. Be sure to tune in to the hearing! Like this post? Chip in $5 to AFP.