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Nebraska Deem & Pass? LB 1110 Proved Shenanigans Not Limited to D.C.

Posted by Shellinda As a couple of Americans who have spent too much time focused on Washington, D.C. and not enough within our state (but making an effort to change this), we wonder whether the maneuvers regarding a certain piece of legislation introduced last session is common practice in the Nebraska Unicameral. We suspect it […] Continue reading

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NE Budget: Senators Hope Feds Will Bail Us Out

In late June, Speaker of the Nebraska Legislature, Mike Flood, convened an Ad Hoc Committee meeting that is part of the special LR 542 process to deal with the projected 2011 – 2013 budget shortfall. It seems as if our legislature is too eager to accept federal money and federal strings. Continue reading

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Federal Funding Tap Dance: Are States Puppets Or Partners?

When considering how to get out of the way of the growing red ink tsunami gushing out of D.C., one of the first questions that comes to mind is what states can do about it. Many federal programs could be rejected by states, but they aren’t. Obviously, they want the money. Prior governors and legislators have opted to accept federal funds in an effort to tout how much they accomplish while in office, handing the strings and increased obligations to the next set of officials. Continue reading

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ACTION ALERT: State Budget Meeting at Capitol Tuesday June 29

Requesting Action From Nebraskans Concerned about State Spending and Taxes Tuesday, June 29
Legislative Budget Meeting
9am
State Capitol, Room 1113
1445 K St., Lincoln
There will be a legislative committee meeting led by Speaker Mike Flood regarding the projected state budget shortfall Tuesday, June 29.
We are asking all who are concerned about the budget shortfall and taxation who […] Continue reading

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