Tag: Unicameral

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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ACTION: Family Farm Lobby Day on Jan. 19 to Oppose LB 176

Ben Gotschall
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Family Farm Lobby Day: Tuesday, Jan. 19  Take Action: LB 176, a Big Ag-friendly bill, is currently under consideration before the Nebraska legislature.  Your action is needed now to help prevent this bills from becoming law, which would have devastating consequences for our state’s family farmers and for anyone who cares about  keeping a viable family-farm […]
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RECAP: 2016 Nebraska Legislative Session

Support our work? Become a Bold Member. The 2016 session of the Nebraska Unicameral adjourned Sine Die on April 20. Bold Nebraska worked with partner organizations including Nebraskans for Civic Reform, Nebraska Appleseed, Common Cause Nebraska, Center for Rural Affairs, Nebraska Wildlife Federation, Nebraska Farmers Union, ACLU of Nebraska and Nebraska Sierra Club to bring you informed coverage of bills under consideration and actions to […]
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Dec. 15: Legislature Hearing on Fracking, Oil & Gas Commission

Mark Hefflinger
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The Nebraska Legislature will hold a public hearing Tuesday, Dec. 15th at 1PM on two bills related to fracking wastewater and the Nebraska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission currently tasked with both regulating and promoting the oil industry in our state. WHAT: Legislature Hearing on Fracking, Oil & Gas Commission WHERE: Room 1525, Nebraska State Capitol […]
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Submit Testimony for May 27 Hearing on Fracking Chemicals Disclosure

Mark Hefflinger
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Loading… On Wednesday, May 27, the Natural Resources Committee of the Nebraska Legislature will hold a hearing on LB 664 (full text below), Sen. Ernie Chambers’ bill that would compel disclosure of all chemicals found in fracking waste in Nebraska. Stand with us at the hearing: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (CT) in Room 1525 […]
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Neal Obermeyer Cartoon: Who Deserves a (Tax) Break?

Mark Hefflinger
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The latest from political cartoonist Neal Obermeyer skewers the Nebraska Legislature for its misplaced priorities when it comes to where our tax dollars go, and who must pay taxes. The Legislature is currently considering a bill that would provide an $800,000 annual tax break to Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society — a “fraternal” organization that […]
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Sen. Chambers Bill Would Force Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday May 7, 2015 Contact: Jane Kleeb, 402-705-3622, jane@boldnebraska.org Ken Winston, 402-212-3737, kwinston@inebraska.com Bill Introduced to Force Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals NE Sierra Club, Bold Nebraska support legislation from Sen. Chambers Lincoln, NE — The Nebraska Legislature on Thursday voted in a supermajority (37-6) to suspend their rules and allow the introduction […]
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VIDEO: Fracking Wastewater Well Hearing

Mark Hefflinger
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SIGN the PETITION: >>DON’T FRACK OUR WATER<< The Nebraska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission held a hearing on Tuesday, March 24 on an out-of-state company’s (“Terex” or “T-Rex Oil”) application to export its toxic fracking wastewater into Nebraska, moving 80 truckloads carrying 10,000 barrels per day of pollution destined to be dumped into a disposal […]
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