Tag: Unicameral

PETITION: Tell Disgraced NE State Sen. Bill Kintner—Resign Now

Nebraska Senator Bill Kintner has been found guilty by the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission of having used his state-supplied computer to exchange videos of himself masturbating with a prostitute. The Republican Senator is now ordered to pay a $1,000 fine. (1) Despite this shocking revelation, Kintner told reporters he refuses to resign his seat […]
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Guest Post: “Retaining the Good Life” by Adam Morfeld

This guest post was authored by Nebraska State Sen. Adam Morfeld. (When folks head to the polls in November, in order to ensure the outdated death penalty is not part of our justice system, you need to “Vote RETAIN” to keep the law that bans the unjust death penalty that was passed by our bi-partisan […]
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Bold Nebraska Applauds Court’s Reversal of Permit to Import Out-of-State Fracking Wastewater Into Nebraska

Mark Hefflinger
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2016 Contact: Jane Kleeb, 402-705-3622, jane@boldnebraska.org Bold Nebraska Applauds Court’s Reversal of Permit to Import Out-of-State Fracking Wastewater Into Nebraska District Judge Derek Weimer sides with Sioux County landowners, says Nebraska Oil & Gas Commission overstepped its authority Lincoln, NE — Bold Nebraska applauds District Judge Derek Weimer’s ruling that […]
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83% of Bold Nebraska-Endorsed Candidates Advance in May 10 Nebraska Primary Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 11, 2016 Contact: Jane Kleeb, 402-705-3622, jane@boldnebraska.org 83% of Bold Nebraska-Endorsed Candidates Advance in May 10 Nebraska Primary Election Lincoln — Eighty-three percent of the candidates who received an endorsement and support from Bold Nebraska and the New Energy Voter PAC advanced in their Primary Election races on Tuesday to the […]
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Up Shit Creek: What’s at Stake if LB176 Passes

If LB176 passes, allowing for the vertical integration of the hog industry in Nebraska, the degradation of our state’s valuable and already threatened water resources will soon follow. When State Senators, like Patty Pansing Brooks, argue that there will be time to institute state environmental laws to protect our water resources from dumping by new […]
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ACTION: Protect our Water Against Fracking Waste—Support LB 1082

Thanks to all of the citizens who stood up and took action last year when an out-of-state company applied to build a fracking wastewater injection well in western Nebraska, legislation was introduced in the Legislature this session that would add some long-overdue upgrades to protections for our land and water, and reassess the role of the Nebraska […]
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Update: Corporate Pig Bill Advances, Need Calls Before Final Vote

Jane Kleeb
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In a move that made China-owned Smithfield happy, enough Nebraska state senators seemed to enjoy the idea of big business over what is right for Nebraska family farmers. Enough state senators voted to advance an awful bill that hurts family farmers and our water. We hit a setback on Friday when the Legislature advanced the […]
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Bold Nebraska Delivers Nebraska-Made Salami Urging Senators to Support Family Farmers, Not Corporate Pigs

On Wednesday, Jan. 20, Bold Nebraska delivered some quality, 100% made-in-Nebraska salami to key Senators to urge them to oppose LB 176, a bill that would expand corporate factory hog farming into Nebraska, put family famers out of business, and pollute our water. Here’s a full list of Senators (and their contact information) who received the […]
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Money Behind Corporate Pigs

A key vote is happening this week that will tell us where our Nebraska state senators stand—with foreign corporate pig producers or Nebraska family farmers. LB 176, sponsored by Sen. Schilz, would expand corporate pig factories that not only harm our water but also put at risk our strong family farmers. The bill is written […]
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