Tag: Issues

TransCanada Pipeline

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The TransCanada export pipeline, called Keystone XL, is a risky and bad idea for our state, our land, our water and our economic activity. We do not want to see it built. We want to see investments in American-made energy, including domestic oil and sustainable biofuels, wind, solar and efficiency programs, which bring long-term jobs to rural and urban Nebraska.
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Accountability

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The simplest way to keep our elected officials accountable is with our votes. Voting is a fundamental right, and Nebraska’s always protected and respected it. Unfortunately, State Senator Charlie Janssen thinks it’s better to block the vote than rock the vote. Janssen is pushing to pass LB239, a bill that would require voters to show […]
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Nebraska Energy

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There has been much ado about green jobs lately, and it’s not about nothing. The Brookings Institute reported that there are currently 2.7 million jobs in the clean economy, already more than what is in the fossil fuel industry, and there’s enormous potential for growth. “Clean-tech” jobs that have to do with renewable energy are […]
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Health Care Reform

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is some of the most important legislation to affect Americans in years. While dissatisfaction existed among some about what was left out or what must still be modified in the bill, the important thing to realize is that as it stands, the bill benefits Americans in a major […]
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Local Food

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Eating locally isn’t about being some hippie who only eats organic apples. Instead, the local food movement is all about community and sustainability. Produce in the big supermarkets is sometime shipped from halfway around the world (which means burning lots of fuel), so it’s not as fresh or nutritious as the stuff that comes from […]
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