April
5
Lincoln

By GRANT SCHULTE, Associated Press

Updated 3:05 pm, Friday, April 5, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker known as a master of parliamentary rules attempted to force a vote Friday on his proposal to repeal a new sales tax law for cities, filing a rare motion to pull his stalled bill out of committee.

The move by Sen. Ernie Chambers was also unusual because it aligned the...

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April
4
Crete

CRETE, NE - The Saline County Republican Party hosted a meet and greet event on Wednesday with Charlie Janssen, candidate for Nebraska Governor. Republican Liberty Caucus Chair Laura Ebke introduced Charlie to the crowd of 40 Republicans gathered at the 9th Street Grill in Crete for the first of many events the county party plans to host for candidates in the 2014 Elections.

Charlie spoke briefly on his background as a US Navy search and resuce swimmer in the first Gulf War and as founder of RTG Medical, a staffing company located in Fremont that employs more than 300 people nationwide. He took questions for 45 minutes on his record in the legislature and his platform for Governor, including issues like immigration, tax reform, voter ID laws, and gun rights.

"Principles matter to me. We may not always agree, but you will always know where I stand," Janssen...

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April
3
Kearney

Hub's "Appaling Insinuations"

Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 12:00 pm

In a March 30 editorial on my bill to repeal state-funded prenatal health benefits to illegal immigrants, the Hub offered the kind of baseless and derogatory attack common to a political campaign ad, not a reputable news organization.

The editorial suggests that I am famous for my “dislike” of people “unworthy to be in the United States.” This is an appalling insinuation. Leaders from the Hispanic community who have sought a dialogue with me have found no greater advocate for legal immigration than myself.

However, like most Nebraskans, I have zero tolerance for those who break or disregard our laws. I believe illegal immigration...

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March
28
Lincoln

By Martha Stoddard, World-Herald Bureau

Published Thursday March 28 / Updated at 7:15 AM

LINCOLN — The Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee has killed a bill that would have cut off publicly funded prenatal care for the unborn babies of illegal immigrants.

Committee members voted 6-0, with one member abstaining, on the motion to kill Legislative Bill 518.

State Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont, who introduced the measure, said Thursday he was disappointed by the vote.

He said he had hoped the committee would give newly elected lawmakers the chance to weigh in on the policy, which was passed over the governor’s veto last year.

“It’s still going to be an issue across Nebraska,” Janssen predicted.

But committee members said it makes fiscal and moral sense to provide care for babies who will be American citizens at birth.

Prenatal care can prevent those babies from being born prematurely or suffering disabilities,...

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March
22
Lincoln

 

BY DON WALTON / LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

He's out there sowing seeds, planting his flag.

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