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Nebraska Politics

Preemption is How Red States Screw Blue(r) Cities

If you don’t know what preemption is, you should. If you live in a city that’s more progressive than the state it’s in, chances are good that preemption is coming to oppress you. Preemption is when a higher government authority (usually a state) removes the right of a lower government authority (a city) to pass […]

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Nebraska Government 101

Sometimes we hear basic questions or misunderstandings about governance in Nebraska. This page is intended as a primer for anyone looking to get involved in the political process and in need of basic info. On January 3, 2018, the Nebraska Legislature begins the second year of the two-year session. This year’s session will only last […]

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Nebraska Governor Needs a Civics Lesson

If this article by the Lincoln Journal Star is any indication, the Republican Party thinks that Nebraskans aren’t aware of the difference between a branch of government and a political party. The governor, whomever she is, is the key figure in a branch of government. The 49 senators are a separate branch of government. The […]

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Tax Dollars Wasted by Catholic Conference

Anyone who follows Nebraska politics is aware that we are facing a budget crisis and serious problems, including a failed correction system that is  dangerous and inhumane to staff, prisoners, and families. These are serious matters that the people expect to be handled in a fair, transparent, and nonpartisan way. Yet what we saw in […]