State of Nebraska Archives: on Jobs

Bob Krist: No job discrimination by race, religion, or orientation

A proposed ban on employment discrimination based on sexual orientation/gender has hit a snag in the Nebraska Legislature. Krist voted yes originally but later said he'll try and get the committee to change its vote. He wants to expand it to include race and religion. Reacting to some remarks made by Sen. Ernie Chambers, a black atheist, following the vote. "And the things that were said about my religion, and my race cued me that maybe we need to expand this, that we're covering the bases."
Source: on 2018 Nebraska gubernatorial race Feb 11, 2015

Peter Ricketts: Grow Nebraska: create jobs by recruiting new businesses

I'm eager to work with you on four major priorities to Grow Nebraska: First, strengthening our economy and creating jobs; second, reducing taxes; third, ease regulatory burdens; and additionally, expanding educational opportunities. All of these priorities are interconnected and are reflected in my budget recommendation.

Our new Director of Economic Development will help us realize the untapped potential in our state, and we will be well-served with her track record of recruiting businesses. We want the world to know Nebraska welcomes business investment and has good jobs in great communities.

But creating jobs is more than just a marketing focus or incentives. We need to evaluate what we are doing to encourage small business to expand and grow. We need to have a plan to attract business investment as well as business relocations. We need to be strategic and aggressive about trade opportunities.

Source: State of the State address to 2015 Nebraska Legislature Jan 22, 2015

Dave Heineman: NE needs more middle-class jobs; so lower income tax rates

Nebraska's income tax rates are among the highest in America and higher than all of our neighboring states except one. Lowering Nebraska's income tax rates are essential to attracting higher paying jobs. Nebraska needs more middle-class jobs in the $60,000 to $120,000 a year category. Nebraskans don't want to leave, but to take care of their families they need good paying jobs. Small businesses need lower income tax rates to help grow their businesses and increase jobs. Nebraska does a significant amount of work to attract new businesses through the Nebraska Advantage 5 Program, but we need to do more to help existing businesses grow. The business community supports lowering income tax rates, and I agree with them.

We need higher paying jobs to reverse the decline in Nebraska's median family income. We need higher paying jobs to increase the state's population and growing jobs requires a more competitive tax environment.

Source: 2014 State of the State Address to Nebraska legislature Jan 15, 2014

Deb Fischer: More crop insurance in the new farm bill

Fischer said crop insurance should be the major program in the new farm bill that will be fashioned by Congress.

Bruning said his record as attorney general shows he has fought consistently against "the grab for power" by the federal government.

Stenberg said he would go to Washington for the purpose of "changing government, not fitting right in."

Source: Lincoln Journal Star on 2012 Nebraska Senate debates Apr 11, 2012

Scott Kleeb: Johanns left Secretary of Agriculture job & let down farmers

Kleeb accused Johanns of letting down the agriculture community when he left his job as Agriculture Secretary. “It troubles me that our number one industry is agriculture and that our farmers and ranchers didn’t even get a two weeks notice before the secretary quit on them,” Kleeb attacked.
Source: 2008 Nebraska Senate debate reported in Lincoln News Aug 24, 2008

Scott Kleeb: Fight discrimination in the workplace

Scott Kleeb recognizes the overarching importance of the American labor movement in creating the strongest middle class in history. His priorities include:
Source: Campaign booklet, Nebraska’s Brand of Change, p. 6 Aug 19, 2008

Don Stenberg: Assist our family farmers to compete globally

Agricultural policies need to assist our family farmers to compete globally. Agriculture will be a top priority for me as Nebraska’s next US Senator.
Source: 2006 Senate campaign website, Jan 18, 2006

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