On December 2, 2011, we published an article entitled “NU Domestic Partner Benefits: Trying to Keep Up With The (Immoral) Joneses”, about the Nebraska Board of Regents’ consideration of a policy to extend University of Nebraska system employee benefits to employees’ homosexual and unmarried co-habitating couples. The 2011 article received a comment last month which […]
“No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.” ~ Gideon J. Tucker, 1866 Wednesday, June 5, was the final day of the 103rd Unicameral, 1st Session. I wish I could say: “At ease Nebraskans, the Legislature is out of session!” Unfortunately, I can’t. I […]
The Tuesday, May 7, City of Lincoln General Election ballot has two proposed amendments to the City’s Charter. Understandably, voters are looking for additional information about those amendments before heading to the polls.
While it seems like fundamentally bad P.R. for a City’s controlling political party majority to turn on a siren that blares, “WE HATE BUSINESS”, desperate political times apparently call for desperate political measures.
On April 15, 2013, Nebraska Watchdog published “Lincoln council candidate mistakenly signed petition to raise taxes”, reporting that Gaylor Baird signed a document calling on the City Council to raise the property tax levy by 5-cents in 2011. The candidate responded to Watchdog’s inquiry by explaining that when she’d been […]
For those voters seeking to be better informed for the Tuesday, May 7, 2013, City of Lincoln General Election, a brief overview of what happened in the April 9 Primary and what will appear on the May 7 ballot: 13.35% of registered Lincoln voters cast ballots in the local Primary […]
By popular demand, here is the official Sample Ballot for the City of Lincoln General Election on May 7, 2013. In addition to listing the candidates for City Council, Lincoln Public Schools Board of Education, and Airport Authority Board of Directors, it’s very important to note that the General Election […]
So…yesterday was Earth Day. Typically I grit my teeth and do my best to ignore the whole thing. Why do we need a whole day dedicated to this subject? Aren’t we barraged with it everywhere we turn already? I thought I was doing just fine with “waste not, want not”, […]