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GiN on KLKN TV: Tea Party Movement Impact In Nebraska

Lincoln’s KLKN TV contacted me Friday, requesting an interview regarding recent developments in the primary elections. The reporter, Stephanie Costanzo, informed KLKN had done a story everyday this week on the tea party’s impact and they were looking for the local perspective. Did the successes in other places in the country provide any momentum to […] Continue reading

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Charity Without Government: Clinic With A Heart

A GiN Toast goes to the Clinic With A Heart featured in the September 7 edition of  the Lincoln Journal Star.  The seven year old project shows how private citizens, churches, and businesses working together can provide for the needy within their community – without government support. We applaud the very hard work over the years […] Continue reading

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NE Think Tank Has a Lot In Common With Pelosi

On August 27th, the Platte Institute for Economic Research (Platte) sent out an email newsletter with a feature article entitled “The Economic Benefits of SNAP” in Nebraska. In 1996, Democrats and Republicans recognized welfare programs do nothing more than create cycles of dependency. The result was across the board welfare reform. Programs like SNAP are on the march to reversing those reforms. Continue reading

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GiN Toast To Federal Judge Who Followed Proper Jurisprudence In Stem Cell Case

Grassroots in Nebraska proposes a toast to Federal Judge Royce C. Lamberth for carrying out his duties as a judge precisely as he should. We find it very unfortunate that too many judges take the opportunity of a case to legislate from the bench. It may be a little known fact that judges are not only not to engage in “making law”, when the intent of the law is very clear they are not even supposed to interpret it. In these instances, the action required is quite clear. 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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Governor Johnson Event Making News – Last Call For Registrations!

This weekend’s upcoming visit to Nebraska by former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson is making some headlines in his home state. The Sante Fe News Blade ran a piece as a top story on their website on Monday. Just click the picture to read the article.
The visit and invite may be generating some press in […] Continue reading

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Charles Key: Champion of the People and Hero for State Sovereignty!

Click on pic to read the rest of the original story! Rep. Key introduced a resolution in 2008 in the Oklahoma State legislature with the intent of centering legislative debate on a Constitutional basis. The resolution was a simple reiteration … Continue reading

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Join Us for An Election Night Open House

Join us for what we hope will be an enjoyable & informative…
ELECTION NIGHT OPEN HOUSE
Pizza Potluck
Watch the documentary film A New America
Monitor the election results
WHEN: Tuesday, May 11 6:00pm – ??
Guest House Inn & Suites
Ballroom
5250 Cornhusker Highway, Lincoln
Map Located HERE
RSVP Requested – please click HERE
Requested donation for venue rental & supplies per person: $4
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Help Give Senator Bill Avery Early Retirement

Nebraska’s primary election is May 11.
If we wish government policy and debate to be based on Constitutional principles, we need to focus some of our time and resources on affecting who is getting elected.
Noting that time and resources are at a premium for all of us (as an all-volunteer group) we recognize we must focus […] Continue reading

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