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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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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