Omaha mayor proposes ‘very modest’ property tax cut, restaurant tax on back burner

By   /  July 22, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

Mayor Stothert's proposed 2015 budget includes the city's first property tax cut in 14 years.

Is Omaha’s restaurant tax here to stay? See what Mayor Jean Stothert tells Nebraska Watchdog’s Joe Jordan.

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Nebraska Senate candidates have different takes on border crisis

By   /  July 22, 2014  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

GRATEFUL: The children, photographed in 2009, were happy in this when they were told their school was going to be improved.

GOP Senate nominee Ben Sasse’s stance on immigration has been questioned by hard-liners, so where does he stand on the border crisis?

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National guru: GOP’s Lee Terry ‘unable to solidify’ his seat

By   /  July 22, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

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Arguing that the GOP’s Lee Terry is “unable to solidify” his hold on the 2nd District Congressional seat, a national political expert is upping Democrat Brad Ashford’s chances of winning in November.

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Inside Omaha public schools’ $683M bond issue

By   /  July 21, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

Looking to be the biggest public works project in state history, the OPS bond issue should be before the voters in November.

Folks on both sides of the Omaha Public Schools big bond issue debate admit the size, scope and price-tag is tough to swallow.

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Border crisis prompts protests, pressers in Nebraska

By   /  July 18, 2014  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

PROTEST: Eight-year-old Riley Brewer waved her flag at the immigration protest Friday along the interstate near Grand Island, Neb.

The U.S. border crisis prompted both protests and press conferences in Nebraska on Friday, as both sides argued over how the U.S. should handle immigrant children.

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NU regent does legal work for NU coaches, players

By   /  July 17, 2014  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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University of Nebraska Board of Regents Chairman Tim Clare has done legal work for a string of big name NU coaches and athletes, from Nebraska football Coach Bo Pelini to former Huskers Ndamukong Suh, Jared Crick and Joba Chamberlain, prompting questions about whether that’s a conflict of interest.

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