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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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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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NE Gov accused of ‘blatant disregard’ of undocumented children

By   /  July 17, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

SNIFF SNIFF SNIFF: The U.S. Supreme Court upheld current practices for drug-sniffing police dogs.

“The names of children who are seeking asylum should never be released because it could endanger them,” says Amy Miller, Legal Director of the Nebraska ACLU.

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Restaurant tax eats away at Omaha mayor’s campaign promise

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

EATING AWAY: Mayor Jean Stothert campaigned against the city's restaurant tax. But can she eliminate it?

Mayor Jean Stothert voted against it, campaigned against it but can she eliminate the restaurant tax? Her first fully owned budget comes out Tuesday.

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Border crisis puts Omaha police policy under review

By   /  July 15, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

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The Omaha police department’s largely hands-off policy dealing with undocumented citizens will be getting a second look, according to Mayor Jean Stothert.

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