2017 DREAMERS FORUM “EN MOVIMIENTO”

The Institute of Mexicans Abroad invites youth of Mexican origin who are Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival, DACA recipients, or “Dreamers” to participate in the Forum Dreamers en Movimiento 2017. The forum will take place in New York City from May 31 to June 2, 2017. The forum goal is to promote a working network […]

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OLLAS NAMES NEW DIRECTOR

The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) at the University of Nebraska Omaha announced last week the appointment of its new director, Dr. Cristián Doña-Reveco, who has also been named associate professor for the Sociology/Anthropology Department. Doña-Reveco’s research interests lie in international migration within the Americas in a comparative- historical perspective. His dissertation, entitled In […]

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TAXPAYERS OF NE AND LB461

The Revenue Committee from the Nebraska Legislature recently advanced a package of income and property tax cuts that, as amended, would cost the state $458 million a year when fully implemented. Governor Pete Ricketts and advocates for tax relief rallied in the State Capitol rotunda for LB461, the 2017 Nebraska Taxpayer Reform Act. “Tax reform […]

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OMAHA MAYOR’S RACE GOES FORWARD WITH TWO FAVORITES

Heath Mello finished within three percentage points of Jean Stothert, the Omaha Mayor incumbent, during the Primary Elections on Tuesday, April 4. It is expected that more people will almost certainly vote in the general election, May 9, particularly because Mello came within striking distance of Stothert. Douglas County Election Commissioner Brian Kruse predicted 23 […]

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CHILD CARE FOR VULNERABLE KIDS AT RISK

A plan to freeze child-care subsidies is one of the latest maneuvers from Nebraska lawmakers who are working to piece together a balanced budget. Legislative Bill 335 would defer further increases to childcare providers who are receiving 18-month state subsidies. John Cavanaugh, chief operating officer for the advocacy group Holland Children’s Movement, says these providers […]

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“MEDICARE FOR ALL” GAINS MOMENTUM

In the wake of the Republican failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act, leading figures in the progressive wing of the Democratic Party are rallying behind a single-payer health insurance and a raft of other bold reforms. Sen. Bernie Sanders announced he would introduce a new simple and commonsense alternative Medicare for All bill in […]

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