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Kennedy is right, Nebraskans need a break from big government

August 22, 2014 J,

Yesterday, Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry president, Barry Keenedy, has a piece featured in the Omaha World Herald. Kennedy does a good job summarizing what job creators and those who make products and/or offer services we want are up against. He’s right, Nebraskans need a break. A break for Nebraska businesses would mean a [...]

Public Charter Schools and the Upcoming Leg. Session

August 22, 2014 J

Today Brandon McDermott, KVNO News, published Push for charter schools in Nebraska faces up hill battle and gave a look towards the 2015 Legislative Session. Here are our takeaways: Macke Raymond, director of CREDO, pointed out a often ignored or unknown fact about public charter schools- that they are public. Raymond also highlights that the flexibility [...]

Omaha Property Tax Cut under Fire by Councilman

August 18, 2014 J,

Omaha mayor, Jean Stothert, is trying to get some money back to the residents of the city and Councilman Ben Gray is looking to stop it. You can read the story from Nebraska Watchdog here. The city shouldn’t be taking more than it needs from citizens to fund the essential services of the government. The government [...]

Upcoming Events: Aug. 17-23

August 16, 2014

Some great events lined up for this week, especially from our sister organization, AFP Foundation-NE. Events* this week include: Monday, 18: Lincoln Phone Bank Thursday, 21: Omaha metro Door Walk Our sister organization, AFP Foundation-NE, is hosting: Tuesday, 19: AFPF-NE Lincoln Grassroots Education Seminar Wednesday, 20: AFPF-NE Omaha Grassroots Education Seminar *Events are subject to [...]

Testimony: Lincoln Biennial Budget

August 12, 2014 J,

On August 11, the Lincoln city council held a public hearing on the proposed biennial budget. AFP-NE director, Matt Litt, testified about the organization’s concern over fee increases. The testimony is below and click here to hear Litt’s interview with Coby Mach on the Coby Mach Show. … My name is Matt Litt and I [...]