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Douglas County Debt Mountain

September 02, 2014 J,

Cody Winchester of the Omaha World Herald wrote a revealing piece on Sunday about Douglas Counties debt situation. Long story short, the various political subdivisions, i.e. the government entities that can tax you, have amassed $2.35 billion in FY 2014. $2.35 BILLION! In just one county! According to Winchester, the “[T]axing entitites in Douglas County […]

AFP-Nebraska Applauds Omaha City Council and Mayor Stothert for Cutting Property Taxes

August 26, 2014

Today the Omaha City Council passed a property tax cut proposed by Mayor Jean Stothert  LINCOLN – Today Matt Litt, state director of the Nebraska chapter of Americans for Prosperity, issued a statement applauding the Omaha City Council for adopting a property tax cut proposed by Mayor Jean Stothert. “We applaud the Omaha City Council for […]

Upcoming Events: Aug. 24-30

August 23, 2014

Not as many local event this week because we are headed down to Dallas for the Defending the American Dream Summit on August 29 & 30! Local event* this week: Tuesday, 26: Lincoln Door Walk *Events are subject to change. Check back regularly to make sure the event is still scheduled. If you have questions, […]

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 […]