(Watchdog.org) The folks behind a statewide push to raise Nebraska’s minimum wage are raising some maximum bucks. Nebraskans for Better Wages has raked in nearly $316,000 with one wealthy Nebraskan kicking in at least $250,000, according to the latest state campaign finance report. The group needs roughly 83,000 valid signatures by July 4 to put […]
Shane Osborn defends his military record that has been questioned after it was the focus of his first ad during Nebraska’s U.S. Senate Republican primary.
(Watchdog.org) Nebraska City, NE – “I don’t apologize.” That’s the short and long of it from State Sen. Bill Kintner of Papillion. But Kintner, who recently talked about stopping “homosexual bills” and the “bad behavior” of those on social programs, said that he could have stated his positions “more artfully.” Kintner’s comments, which were first […]
(Watchdog.org) Don’t tell Washington Democrats who are targeting Lee Terry and a couple dozen other House Republicans that Obamacare isn’t working. Despite polls highly critical of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, a new online video ad claims that if some GOP plans to repeal the health care law succeed insurance companies will be allowed to […]
(Watchdog.org) Lincoln, NE – When it comes to a plan aimed at putting guns in teachers’ hands, Gov. Dave Heineman is lukewarm at best. For the second time in three years Sen. Mark Christensen of Imperial is looking to push legislation allowing teachers to bring a concealed weapon into the classroom. According to the Associated […]
(Watchdog.org) Omaha, NE – Former Nebraska State Sen. Brenda Council was sentenced in federal court Thursday to three years probation and fined $500. Council, a lawyer, pleaded guilty in September to one count of wire fraud in connection with misusing— gambling— $63,000 in campaign funds. During sentencing Council told the judge she has accepted full […]