CHARTER SCHOOL BILL PROPOSED AND MANY OPPOSED

The Education Committee from the Nebraska Legislature heard testimony March 14 on a bill that would allow nonprofit organizations to operate independent public schools, also known as charter schools, in areas with underperforming schools. LB630, introduced by Sen. Tyson Larson of O’Neill, would create an eight-member commission to grant and oversee charter school agreements or […]

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IMMIGRATION HELPLINE AT CONSULATE OF MEXICO

The Mexican consulate in Omaha kicked-off its latest immigrant help plan last week. It’s part of a 50-state effort providing extensive free services, legal recommendations and informational seminars about Know Your Rights. National Public Radio reported last week that the Government of Mexico assigned $16 million to diverse consulates in the US to support this […]

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CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT FOR VOTER ID

Unicameral lawmakers are looking to change the way Nebraskans vote. Senators listened to testimony last week on a proposed constitutional amendment, requiring voters to show identification before they cast their ballot. Those in support say it’s about keeping the election process safe from fraud, voting is a precious right and should be protected as such, […]

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FUNDS SOUGHT FOR BILINGUAL LABOR INVESTIGATORS

The Unicameral Appropriations Committee heard testimony February 24 on a bill that would provide funds for bilingual investigators to enforce the Employee Classification Act (ECA). Omaha Sen. Tony Vargas, sponsor of LB416, said employee misclassification happens when an employer improperly paid workers as independent contractors rather than as employees. The result, he said, is that […]

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RIGHTS AND PLANNING GUIDE (Part 2)

EXCERPTED FROM THE FULL RIGHTS AND PLANNING GUIDE – NILAH.ORG, RESOURCES, RIGHTS & PLANNING GUIDE INTRODUCTION: While there is much uncertainty regarding the new President’s current and future immigration enforcement policies, the Guide provides information and resources on the following ways to assert your rights and protect yourself/your family, NOW: 1. Don’t panic, understand your […]

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