Millard Levy Override Vote

In this episode of Go Vote Omaha, Kathy Bass talks with Mike Kennedy, president of the Millard School Board, about the request for a levy override.

Millard residents have already received ballots for the levy override vote. To vote, voters must mark their ballots, sign the envelopes and return the ballots to the election commission, 225 North 115th Street, by no later than 5 p.m. on Nov. 14.

Go Vote Omaha! is our locally produced informational television program. Watch Go Vote Omaha at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday nights on Cox channel 22 or Centurylink channel 89 or anytime on YouTube.

Charter School Forum

Katie Linehan is the Executive Director for Educate America, an advocate of charter schools. Ann Hunter-Pirtle is the Executive Director for Stand for Schools, an advocate for public schools. In this episode of Go Vote Omaha, Geri Simon moderates as they provide some of the pros and cons on this topic.

Go Vote Omaha! is our locally produced informational television program. Watch Go Vote Omaha at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday nights on Cox channel 22 or Centurylink channel 89 or anytime on YouTube.

Discussion of Immigration Issues in Omaha (Spanish)

Laura Torres conversa con Diana Morales McFarland, abogada con Curley Law en Omaha, sobre temas de inmigración actuales.

(This episode is also available in English.)

Go Vote Omaha! is our locally produced informational television program. Watch Go Vote Omaha at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday nights on Cox channel 22 or Centurylink channel 89 or anytime on YouTube.

Discussion of Immigration Issues in Omaha (English)

In this episode of Go Vote Omaha, Geri Simon talks with Diana Morales McFarland, an attorney with Curley Law in Omaha, about current immigration issues.

(This episode is also available in Spanish.)

Go Vote Omaha! is our locally produced informational television program. Watch Go Vote Omaha at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday nights on Cox channel 22 or Centurylink channel 89 or anytime on YouTube.

Unicameral Update

Most of the bills that we were following (supporting and opposing) did not make it out of committee. Here is a brief list of bills we supported or opposed that advanced far out of committee.

Bills we supported that were signed by the governor (did become law):
LB 289 – Increase penalties to human traffickers and help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault 

Bill we supported that did not become law:
LB 75 – Elimination of the two-year wait for returning citizens; Passed by legislature, not approved by governor, and legislature failed to override governor

Bills we opposed that advanced:
LB 333 – Eliminate an independent review of denial of aid to the disabled; Signed by governor

LB 68 – Prohibit certain regulations of firearms, ammunition and accessories by counties, cities and villages; Placed on select file and enrollment and review filed

Bills that we opposed that did not pass:
LR 1CA – Constitutional amendment to require voter ID in order to vote; Failed on floor 
LB 190 – Provide for limit on tax on cigars, cheroots and stogies; Indefinitely postponed,
LB 461 – Sales and income tax legislation contained language which would basically have defunded Planned Parenthood in Lincoln); Failed on floor