Shelli Dawdy

Who’s Hate-filled and Bitter? Marriage, Domestic Partner Benefits & Fairness Ordinance

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 […]

Not Really Adjourned: NE Legislature, Medicaid Expansion, ObamaCare

Nebraska-Capitol-Rotunda-From-Balcony“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 […]

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NE Dems’ Attack on Business, Whitehead OUT OF GAS

KLKN story: Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Vince Powers Attacks Lincoln City Council Candidate Mark Whitehead for "Gas Gouging", Whitehead respondsWhile 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.

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Leirion Gaylor Baird’s Tax-Raising Petition Story Tough to Swallow

Leirion Gaylor Baird City of Lincoln, Nebraska City Council Campaign logo May 2013On 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 […]

What Are We Voting On in the May 7 Lincoln General Election?

Photo of a confused man in a suitFor 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 […]

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Official Sample Ballot City of Lincoln General Election May 7, 2013

Lincoln, NE City-County Building in downtown lincoln photo by tarahdawdyphoto.comBy 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 […]

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Google’s Earth (Day) Missing Something

Google Earth Day 2013 DoodleSo…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”, […]

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Nebraska Medicaid Expansion: LB577 in Limbo

Just how much of the health care law will be implemented in Nebraska now depends in large measure on what the events in the Unicameral Tuesday and Wednesday actually mean. State Legislators spent the majority of their time in their first two days back in session following a four day […]

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Q & A with Mark Whitehead Lincoln City Council Candidate

Updated Monday, May 6:  The General Election is Tuesday, May 7. See our Elections page for a SAMPLE BALLOT and a complete list of current articles. Note that there is a new article about candidate Mark Whitehead, published Monday, May 6. Tuesday, April 9, was the Primary Election for several […]

Sample Ballot: City of Lincoln Election Primary April 9, 2013

Tuesday, April 9 is Primary Election day for the following local government bodies: City of Lincoln Council – three at-large seats (see footnote1 for more information) Click HERE for a list of the current members of the City Council with term expiration dates IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT […]

Saturday (March 16) Conference for Concerned Citizens

If you’re interested in important issues like… Discriminatory “Anti-Discrimination” legislation like the Lincoln and Omaha “Fairness” ordinances creating new classes of protected individuals including homosexuals, transgender, etc. Implementation of “ObamaCare” – the health care law Efforts to implement “green” policies … Continue reading