LB 405 and 406 will force 80% of Nebraskans to pay higher taxes (including farmers, ranchers and entrepreneurs), impose a new “sick tax” that will increase health care costs for all Nebraskans by taxing prescription drugs, medical equipment and hospital rooms, and also increase taxes on the middle class, while giving profitable corporations a free ride. Last week the Revenue Committee of the Nebraska Unicameral heard from rural Nebraska farmers, ranchers, businesses, churches, community organizations and residents who told them that the proposed changes to Nebraska’s tax system hurt rural communities. Your state senators need to hear from you. Find your senator’s contact information here, and call him/her today urging him/her to oppose LB 405 and 406.
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Upcoming Events: A Place at the Table
30 April 2013 11:38 AM | No Comments
Film Streams A Place at the Table runs Friday, May 3 through May 16th at Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater. The film discusses food injustice-specifically food insecurity. Fifty million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from, despite...Read More
Upcoming Events: Candidates Accountability Night
29 April 2013 11:36 AM | No Comments
Omaha Together One Community (OTOC) On Monday, May 6th at 7pm, OTOC is hosting a Candidates Accountability Night. The event will take place at Pius X Church at 6905 Blondo Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68104. Candidates for Mayor and City Council will be joining OTOC so...Read More
Peace: Help save a life!
28 April 2013 11:34 AM | No Comments
Amnesty International Saudi Arabian national Abdullah al-Qahtani is at imminent risk of execution in Iraq. He is one of six men accused of taking part in an armed raid on a Baghdad shop in 2009. While al-Qahtani and his co-defendants “confessed” to being members of...Read More
Economic Justice: Support Food Assistance Programs!
27 April 2013 11:32 AM | No Comments
Network Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns is a member of the Agriculture Committee, and right now he is making important decisions about how to fund important anti-hunger programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program(SNAP) and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). SNAP provides monthly nutrition benefits...Read More