Legislative Alerts

Nebraska drops in latest business tax climate index

November 19, 2015J,

Nebraskans don’t want to be ranked in the bottom half of any poll, index, etc.; outside the top 10 is bad enough. Not only is Nebraska in the bottom half of the Tax Foundation’s 2016 State Business Tax Climate Index but also we dropped from 26th in 2015 to 27th in 2016! We have slowly […]

Nebraska senators should note the effects of Obamacare Medicaid expansion around the county

November 09, 2015J

On Nov. 6 the Wall Street Journal published an op-ed by Evelyn Everton of AFP-Utah, and Chris Hudson of AFP-Florida, that recalled recent legislative fights in their states over the further entrenchment of Obamacare through Medicaid expansion. While Nebraska senators may not think about Utah and Florida often (outside of college athletic polls) they should […]

The Obamacare trainwreck continues

November 04, 2015

So much for affordable care! Last week, it was announced that nearly half of Obamacare co-ops have failed. The first one to go, CoOportunity Health, folded earlier this year and covered nearly 120,000 people in Nebraska and Iowa. AFP’s deputy director of policy, Akash Chougule, told the Washington Free Beacon that with insurance costs rising, […]

2015 Nebraska Legislature Scorecard

June 30, 2015J

The 2015 legislative session is in the books. We’ve assembled our annual scorecard to give Nebraskans a sense of how their and other senators did this session. How did your senator do? Is a Champion of Freedom representing you or does your senator need to improve for next year? Check out the 2015 Nebraska Legislature Scorecard.

The Un-Affordable Care Act Hits Nebraskans Again

Here we go again. The Affordable Care Act constantly proves to be a misnomer; the cost of health insurance is sky rocketing and Nebraskans are feeling the brunt of it again. Today the Lincoln Journal Star highlighted the rate increases in the individual market: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska – “proposing to raise rates for ACA-compliant individual plans […]