(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.
(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 […]