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No More Cake

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Heineman’s opportunities to have his cake and eat it too are coming to a close.  It looks like Senator Ben Nelson is calling out  the Governor’s double talk leadership style. Nelson’s office just released a statement that he has introduced a bill that would direct unused education funding towards deficit reduction.  If you’ll recall, Senator […]
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Neal Obermeyer Cartoon: The Position’s Been Filled

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Garfield may hate Mondays, but we’ve learned to love them.  To celebrate (and maybe pick your Mondays up), we’ve asked political cartoonist Neal Obermeyer to whip something up for us every other Monday.  Here’s his first piece: Editor’s Note: Neal Obermeyer cartoons reflect the opinions of the cartoonist and not necessarily those of BoldNebraska.org
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Johanns Stands Up for Landowners

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Bold Nebraska heard from landowners last week that letters have hit their mailboxes from TransCanada, the company wanting to build the pipeline across the Sandhills and Ogallala Aquifer.  The letters threatened eminent domain if the landowners did not sign the proposed contract within one month. We understand several press outlets are working on this new […]
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Bold Roundup

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It’s Friday, which means we’re in a really good mood so the Roundup is full of optimism today.  There are plenty of opportunities to get out of the house this weekend, so don’t miss out (the A/C will be there when you get home).  Appleseed is showing 9500 Liberty tonight.  And Ribfest opens in Lincoln. […]
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Help Fill a Backpack for Kids

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August 14 and August 15 Children entering kindergarten through 12th grades can pick up a new backpack and school supplies at the Tools for Education event 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, at the Center for People in Need, 3901 N. 27th St. Unit 1, Door 3. Please […]
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Beef Up Safety

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Nebraska is number one in the country for production of commercial red meat and number two when it comes to commercial cattle slaughter.  This and the following information was gathered from various agriculture resources and noted in a major meatpacking safety report by Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest.  The report was […]
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Wimp Wednesday

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Vivianne Chaumont is costing Nebraskans $70 million in Medicaid assistance.  That’s right, Nebraska’s DHHS Director of Medicaid and Long-Term care is costing the state money. Nebraska is eligible to receive $69 million thanks to recent FMAP funding legislation (that only Senator Nelson voted yes on, the rest of the delegation turned their backs on Nebraskans). […]
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What Will Dave Do?

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Dave Heineman and health care reform hardly seem like bosom buddies.  But the Governor is going to be getting awfully cozy with the topic as a new Medicaid guidance is handed down and health care reform inches forward towards full implementation in 2014. Dave’s first awkward encounter is with the increased family planning (aka more […]
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Terry Follows in Johanns’ Footsteps

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With no thanks to Lee Terry, Nebraska can now receive some $138 million in federal Medicaid and education funding — saving more than 1,000 education jobs in the state. The US House of Representatives was recalled to Washington to approve a Senate bill that will nationally save 140,000 teachers’ jobs and the jobs of tens […]
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Heineman: I Was For It Before I Was Against It

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In news reports today, Governor Dave Heineman says he is considering turning back $1.28 million in federal funds to help pay for the state’s education costs.  This possible rejection of money comes after last week’s announcement that Heineman wasn’t sure if he would apply for the $1 million to plan for the health insurance exchanges. […]
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