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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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August Townhalls, Can You Help?

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August is a time for our elected officials to return from Washington, DC and talk with citizens about critical issues facing our state and nation. Bold Nebraska is blogging about the townhalls all throughout August and we need your help!  Can you attend a townhall? Last year, the August Recess Townhalls were focused on health […]
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TransCanada Pulls Waiver Request

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Plains Justice is spreading the word that TransCanada has pulled its request for a special waiver that would allow them to pump oil at a dangerously high pressure.  We sent the following news release to local press earlier today: Bold Nebraska applauds TransCanada’s decision to pull their special waiver request for running their proposed pipeline […]
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Bold Roundup

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It’s an early Roundup today because the Bold staff is off to build a playground in Hastings.  Keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook feeds for pictures.  Here’s the essential news for your morning.  That’s Justice Elena Kagan to you: Voting mostly along party lines, the Senate confirmed Elena Kagan’s ascension to the Supreme […]
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August Townhalls, Bold Needs You

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August is a time for our elected officials to return from Washington, DC and talk with citizens about critical issues facing our state and nation. Bold Nebraska is blogging about the Townhalls all throughout August and we need your help! Last year, the August Recess Townhalls were focused on health reform.  And, if you were […]
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Johanns Votes to Fire Thousands of Nebraskans

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In neighborhoods across Nebraska, plenty of schools, firehouses and police stations just let out a collective sigh of relief as Senator Nelson voted to put job-saving state assistance on the path to the President’s desk.  Despite Senator Johanns’ repeated objections, Nebraska now stands to receive some $128 million in federal Medicaid and education funding saving […]
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Wimp Wednesday

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We’ve got a special going this week for Wimp Wednesday, 3 for the price of 1. Representatives Fortenberry, Terry, and Smith (hereafter known as the Three Amigos) all voted against legislation that would hold BP accountable for their oil spill in the Gulf. Last week the House passed the Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources […]
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Pipeline Talks Continue

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Nebraskans are talking… Talking about the second pipeline that TransCanada wants to build right through the Sandhills and the Ogallala Aquifer. Talking about how no one has the basic answer to “Do we have an Emergency Response Plan that handles the current TransCanada pipeline that is already in the ground and recently started to be […]
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Cursive: Artists and Activists

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Before the Concert for Equality on Saturday, we had a chance to sit down and talk with Omaha originals, Cursive.  Lead vocalist and guitar player Tim Kasher and bass player Matt Maginn shared their thoughts on being artists and activists.  Then they took the stage in front of a sold out crowd to raise money […]
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