John Hendrickson: Nebraska’s Governor Pete Ricketts (R) can serve as an example for Iowans as he is leading his state’s effort to reform spending, which is not only sound policy for taxpayers but also for economic growth.
Abortion statistics in Nebraska are showing large numbers of women from Iowa having abortions in Nebraska—more women than from other neighboring states.
(Watchdog.org) LINCOLN, Neb. — Before the primary election, Republican Senate nominee Ben Sasse’s opponents made a last-ditch effort to question his stance on immigration, but their hits made nary a dent as he cruised to victory, garnering more than twice as many votes as the runner-up. Before the primary, Sasse said he opposed amnesty and a pathway […]
(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 […]
(Watchdog.org) LINCOLN, Neb. – A newcomer to politics has walked away with Nebraska’s Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. With all precincts reporting, Ben Sasse handily won the Senate race with 49 percent of the vote, followed by Omaha banker Sid Dinsdale with 22 percent, former State Treasurer Shane Osborn with 21 percent and Omaha […]
(Watchdog.org) Lincoln, NE – Fireworks are exploding, attack ads are clogging the airwaves and candidates are inescapable as Nebraska enters the final week of campaigning before the May 13 election. The U.S. Senate race really is heating up, with Washington, D.C., publications zeroing in and outside groups bashing and boosting candidates with ads and media […]
(Watchdog.org) Lincoln, NE – Having failed to persuade state lawmakers to increase the minimum wage in Nebraska, the senator who introduced the bill said he’s working with advocates who are considering trying to get the issue on the ballot in November. A bill introduced by State Senator Jeremy Nordquist (D-Omaha) fell five votes short of […]
The Nebraska Senate is currently debating a bill that would ban workplace discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
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.
FreedomWorks PAC has switched their endorsement from Shane Osborn to Ben Sasse in Nebraksa’s U.S. Senate Race due to Osborn’s establishment ties.
(Watchdog.org) Fremont, NE – U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse portrays himself as a turnaround guy who fixes broken institutions — the man who brought the small Lutheran college in his hometown of Fremont back from the brink of bankruptcy. But his opponents are circulating financial and academic information they say refutes that image. Warranting a […]
(Watchdog.org) Lincoln, NE – Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman renewed his call for substantial tax cuts during his final State of the State speech Wednesday before lawmakers. As he announced Tuesday night, the governor believes the state can afford $370 million to $500 million in tax cuts over the next three years, in part by using […]
(Watchdog.org) Lincoln, NE – Gov. Dave Heineman proposed spending $220 million of the state’s record-high cash reserve in order to reduce income and property taxes over the next three years, leaving a half-billion-dollar cushion. Combine that with savings from holding state spending increases to about 4 percent, and the state could reduce taxes by $370 […]
(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) Nebraska Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse wants to the move the nation’s Capitol to his home state, though he hasn’t picked a capital city. It’s a spoof, of course, but a well-produced spoof that is catching the attention of the Internet crowd. Casting himself as a Washington, D.C., outsider not beholden to […]
(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 […]