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Final Ne 2012 Scorecard

Final Ne 2012 Scorecard

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Nebraska

Key Vote Scorecard

Members of Nebraska Legislature with A rating for 2012

State Senator GREG ADAMS

State Senator TONY FULTON

State Senator CHARLIE JANSSEN

State Senator BEAU MCCOY

State Senator DAVE BLOOMFIELD

State Senator TOM HANSEN

State Senator CHRIS LANGEMEIER

State Senator JOHN NELSON

State Senator LYDIA BRASCH

State Senator LAVON HEIDEMANN

State Senator SCOTT LAUTENBAUGH

State Senator PETE PIRSCH

State Senator DEB FISCHER

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Nebraska Senate
2012 Key Votes
Vote 1 Keyword: Sales Tax

Bill: LB 357

AFP’s Position: No

The vote was to override the Governor’s veto of Ashford’s bill that authorizes municipalities to impose a 2 percent sales and use tax.

Vote 7 Keyword: DHHS

Bill: LB 949

AFP’s Position: Yes

Vote 2 Keyword: Occupation Tax AFP’s Position: Yes

Bill: LB 745

The purpose of LB 949 is to require the Department of Health and Human Services to provide a strategic plan for the Children and Family Service Division and to increase reporting requirements.

The bill requires a vote of the people before the implementation of a new occupation tax. It also requires that there be a speci c purpose for the tax revenue and a sunset date for the tax.

Vote 8 Keyword: Income Tax

Bill: LB 970

AFP’s Position: Yes

LB 970 lowers the state income tax rate in Nebraska.

Vote 3 Keyword: E-Reports

Bill: LB 782

AFP’s Position: Yes

Vote 9 Keyword: DOE Grants Bill: LB 1090

AFP’s Position: No

LB 782 requires that reports submitted to the Legislature be submitted electronically to save money and time with paper, printing, and man hours.

LB 1090 provides $140,000 annually in new spending to the state Department of Education to award Summer Food Service Program grants.

Vote 4 Keyword: Lawsuits

Bill: LB 793

AFP’s Position: Yes

Vote 10 Keyword: DEQ

Bill: LB 1161

AFP’s Position: Yes

The bill implements the Nebraska Prison Litigation Reform Act which seeks to reduce the number of frivolous lawsuits led by inmates. Speci cally, the bill would prevent inmates from ling a suit in state court at public expense if they previously brought three or more civil cases determined by a court to be frivolous.

The bill permits the Department of Environmental Quality to study and evaluate routes for oil pipeline within, through, or across the state.

Vote 5 Keyword: Storefronts

Bill: LB 825

AFP’s Position: No

VOTE SCORECARD KEY - Voted with AFP’s Position  - Voted against AFP’s Position
PNV - Present & Not Voting ENV - Excused & Not Voting

LB 825 would increase spending by over $2 million annually to provide for 'storefronts' for Access Nebraska, sta ed by case workers, to expand public assistance bene ts services.

Vote 6 Keyword: Contributions AFP’s Position: Yes

Bill: LB 867

LB 867 reduces the contribution made by Lancaster County for its employees after July 1, 2012 from 150% of the employees’contribution to 100% of the employees’ contribution. www.afpnebraska.com

100% . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A+ 88% - 99% . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A 75% - 87% . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B 62% - 74% . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C 50% - 61% . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D 0% - 49% . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .F

Grade Scale

Nebraska
NAME Greg Adams Brad Ashford Bill Avery Dave Bloom eld Lydia Brasch Kathy Campbell Tom Carlson Mark Christensen Colby Coash Danielle Conrad Tanya Cook Abbie Cornett Brenda Council Annette Dubas Deb Fischer Mike Flood Tony Fulton Mike Gloor Ken Haar Galen Hadley DISTRICT 24 20 28 17 16 25 38 44 27 46 13 45 11 34 43 19 29 35 21 37
SALES TAX

Key Vote Scorecard
OCC. TAX E-REPORTS LAWSUITS STOREFRONTS CONTRIBU. DHHS INCOME TAX DOE GRANTS DEQ

# OF VOTES 9 9 10 10 10 10 9 10 10 9 9 9 7 10 9 10 10 9 10 10

TOTAL SCORE 89% 78% 70% 90% 90% 70% 67% 80% 70% 33% 56% 67% 83% 60% 100% 80% 100% 78% 60% 70%

GRADE A B C A A C C B C F D C B D A+ B A+ B D C 

               
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Nebraska
NAME Tom Hansen John Harms Burke Harr Lavon Heidemann Gwen Howard Charlie Janssen Russ Karpisek Bob Krist Paul Lambert Chris Langemeier Tyson Larson Steve Lathrop Scott Lautenbaugh LeRoy Louden Beau McCoy Amanda McGill Heath Mello John Nelson Jeremy Nordquist Rich Pahls DISTRICT 42 48 8 1 9 15 32 10 2 23 40 12 18 49 39 26 5 6 7 31
SALES TAX

Key Vote Scorecard
OCC. TAX E-REPORTS LAWSUITS STOREFRONTS CONTRIBU. DHHS INCOME TAX DOE GRANTS DEQ

# OF VOTES 9 10 10 9 10 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 7 9 10 10 9 10 9 10

TOTAL SCORE 100% 70% 70% 100% 60% 100% 67% 67% 78% 100% 70% 70% 86% 56% 90% 60% 78% 90% 67% 70%

GRADE A+ C C A+ D A+ C C B A+ C C A D A D B A C C 

              
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Nebraska
NAME Pete Pirsch Scott Price Ken Schilz Paul Schumacher Les Seiler Jim Smith Kate Sullivan Norm Wallman John Wightman DISTRICT 4 3 47 22 33 14 41 30 36
SALES TAX

Key Vote Scorecard
OCC. TAX E-REPORTS LAWSUITS STOREFRONTS CONTRIBU. DHHS INCOME TAX DOE GRANTS DEQ

# OF VOTES 9 10 10 10 9 10 10 10 9

TOTAL SCORE 89% 80% 70% 60% 67% 80% 70% 60% 78%

GRADE A B C D C B C D B 

        

  
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Americans for Prosperity-Nebraska (AFP-NE) is a statewide organization committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP-NE believes reducing the size and scope of government is the best safeguard to ensuring prosperity for all Americans. AFP-NE educates and engages citizens in support of restraining state and federal government growth and returning government to its constitutional limits. AFP-NE has more than 35,000 members in all 93 counties.

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