Nebraska Legislative Watch

A PROJECT OF NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM

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EXPLANATION & OBJECTIVES:

NTF believes that the people of Nebraska have a right to know how their state legislators vote on important legislative issues that have an impact on the fiscal health of taxpayers, government intervention in private life and business, and law and order.  This project affords Nebraskans a broad and deep analysis of how their state senators vote on current, crucial issues.  Members lobby and carefully monitor votes and voting patterns of state senators.  NTF annually publishes a Legislative Voting Record incorporating annotations of bills and resolutions monitored, a grid graph illustrating actual votes, and a percentage voting score for every state senator.  We distribute copies to NTF members and the media.

WE ASK EVERYONE TO DO THE FOLLOWING:
1) if your local newspaper does not publish a news release of our voting record, take a copy to the news editor;
2) take a voting record copy to your state senator’s next town hall meeting and ask him/her to explain his/her votes;
3) make several photocopies of this voting record for your friends and neighbors. They also deserve to know how their state senators vote.

The following is contact information for Nebraska legislators:
http://nebraskalegislature.gov/pdf/senators/roster.pdf

GENERAL DIRECTIONS:

  • Study the enclosed multi-page Legislative Watch packet.
  • Gather the tools/supplies you will need to proceed as mentioned in outline.
  • To proceed conscientiously, continually consult media, legislative, and NTF sources that show progress of legislation.
  • If you have questions, call (402) 551-0921.
  • Furnish your work to NTF by August 1 following end of legislative session:
  1. Numbers, titles, and sponsor(s) of bills you monitored.
  2. Copies of your notes.
  3. Copies of correspondence with your state senator.
  4. Copies of your notes pertaining to state senator discussions during committee hearings and floor debate.
  5. Copies of news clippings and other background material regarding your bills and resolutions.

Read our NTF Legislative Voting Record published annually.
Make copies and distribute generously to friends and neighbors.

The following is contact information for Nebraska legislators:
http://nebraskalegislature.gov/pdf/senators/roster.pdf


Here are issues in the Nebraska Legislature that NTF is watching:

NTF WORKSHEET: GOOD & BAD BILLS IN THE 2020 LEGISLATURE

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NTF ISSUE PAPER: HANDCUFFS ON THE POLICE WILL COST TAXPAYERS

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NTF WORKSHEET: PROPERTY TAX RATE FREEZE FOR 2020

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NTF ISSUE PAPER: S. 386 WILL ALLOW FOREIGNERS TO STEAL AMERICAN JOBS

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NTF ISSUE PAPER: STOP END RUN AMNESTY PROGRAM WITH HR 3899

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NTF ISSUE PAPER: JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS OF SANCTUARY CITIES

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NTF ISSUE PAPER: TIME TO REQUIRE E-VERIFY FOR EMPLOYMENT

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NTF ISSUE PAPER: NO AUTOMATIC CITIZENSHIP FOR ILLEGAL ALIEN FARMWORKERS

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NTF ISSUE PAPER: NEBRASKA NEEDS VOTER ID

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NTF WORKSHEET: PROPERTY TAX RATE FREEZE FOR 2020

A PROJECT OF NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM Join NTF Legislative Watch EXPLANATION & OBJECTIVES: NTF believes that the people of Nebraska have a right to know how their state legislators vote on important legislative issues that have an impact on the fiscal health of taxpayers, government intervention in private life and business, and law and […] Read more »

NTF ISSUE PAPER: LOBBYING AGAINST TAXPAYERS in the LEGISLATURE: 2019

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NTF WORKSHEET: LB 289 WOULD EXPAND SALES TAX to MANY SERVICES

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NTF TESTIMONY on LB 289

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NTF ISSUE PAPER: REFORM NEBRASKA BUDGET ACCOUNTING STANDARDS

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NTF TESTIMONY on LB 20

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NTF WORKSHEET: SLAY the ANACONDA: ELIMINATING NEBRASKA STRANGLING PROPERTY TAXATION

A PROJECT OF NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM Join NTF Legislative Watch EXPLANATION & OBJECTIVES: NTF believes that the people of Nebraska have a right to know how their state legislators vote on important legislative issues that have an impact on the fiscal health of taxpayers, government intervention in private life and business, and law and […] Read more »

NTF ISSUE PAPER: OUR PROPERTY TAX RELIEF SOLUTION

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NTF Worksheet: *UPDATED* BAD BILLS IN THE 2019 LEGISLATURE

A PROJECT OF NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM Join NTF Legislative Watch EXPLANATION & OBJECTIVES: NTF believes that the people of Nebraska have a right to know how their state legislators vote on important legislative issues that have an impact on the fiscal health of taxpayers, government intervention in private life and business, and law and […] Read more »

NTF Worksheet: *UPDATED* GOOD BILLS IN THE 2019 LEGISLATURE

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GOV RICKETTS SPEAKS AT PROPERTY TAX RELIEF TOWN HALL

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NTF UNICAMERAL VOTING RECORD

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NTF ISSUE PAPER: LOBBYING AGAINST TAXPAYERS IN THE LEGISLATURE: 2018

A PROJECT OF NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM Join NTF Legislative Watch EXPLANATION & OBJECTIVES: NTF believes that the people of Nebraska have a right to know how their state legislators vote on important legislative issues that have an impact on the fiscal health of taxpayers, government intervention in private life and business, and law and […] Read more »

NTF ISSUE PAPER: LOBBYING AGAINST TAXPAYERS IN THE LEGISLATURE: 2018

A PROJECT OF NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM Join NTF Legislative Watch EXPLANATION & OBJECTIVES: NTF believes that the people of Nebraska have a right to know how their state legislators vote on important legislative issues that have an impact on the fiscal health of taxpayers, government intervention in private life and business, and law and […] Read more »

NTF ISSUE PAPER: SAVINGS PLANS FOR PRIVATE & PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS

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NTF ISSUE PAPER: PROTECT CONSERVATIVE NEBRASKA COLLEGE STUDENTS

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NTF ISSUE PAPER: ENDING BENEFITS FOR THE UNDESERVING

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NTF ISSUE PAPER: LOBBY FOR THE 50-50 PROPERTY TAX RELIEF BILL

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NTF ISSUE PAPER: TRANSMISSION LINE TRAVESTY IN NEBRASKA

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NTF ISSUE PAPER: WIND ENERGY BLOWING EMPTY PROMISES

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NTF ISSUE PAPER: TAX INCREMENT FINANCING OUT OF CONTROL

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NTF ISSUE PAPER: TAXPAYERS DEMAND FREE SPEECH ON CAMPUSES

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NTF RATES STATE SENATORS ON FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

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NTF ISSUE PAPER: PROPERTY TAX REFORM IN THE LEGISLATURE

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NTF ISSUE PAPER: STOP UNNECESSARY DAMS

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NTF ISSUE PAPER: LET TEACHERS CONTROL CLASSROOMS

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STOP RESOLUTION TO ENCOURAGE UNVETTED MUSLIM IMMIGRATION

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NTF ISSUE PAPER: VOTER FRAUD DEMANDS VOTING REFORM

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NTF ISSUE PAPER: PREVENT LIBERALS FROM HARASSING CONSERVATIVE GROUPS

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SUGGESTIONS FOR CUTTING THE NEBRASKA STATE BUDGET: FY 2016-17

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INTERIM STUDY: RESOLUTIONS OF INTEREST TO TAXPAYERS

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DON'T BE CAUGHT DEAD IN NEBRASKA: LOWER THE STATE INHERITANCE TAX

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LOBBYING AGAINST TAXPAYERS IN THE LEGISLATURE: 2015

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EPA WATER RULES STRANGLE NEBRASKA FARMERS & RANCHERS

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COAL IS CLEAN ENERGY AT REASONABLE COST

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NEBRASKA TAXES STING RETIRED CITIZENS

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Minimum Wage = Maximum Damage

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CASTLE DOCTRINE NEEDED IN NEBRASKA

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E-VERIFY IS GOOD FOR NEBRASKA BUSINESS

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