Omaha, NE – The U.S. Senate could vote within the next few days on a $1.1 trillion dollar spending bill.
The omnibus bill, as it's known, is being criticized by Republican lawmakers, who say it contains too many earmarks. A continuing resolution has funded Congress and its related agencies since October. Those resolutions keep government funding at the same level as it was during the previous fiscal year.
Omaha, NE – Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle and the City Council have received notice of the need for a recall election.
Election Commissioner Dave Phipps' office confirms that Mayor Jim Suttle and the City Council received those letters Monday. Mayor Suttle has until Friday to resign. If he doesn't, it's up to City Councilmen to set a recall election date 30 to 45 days from Monday.
Omaha, NE – A UNO political scientist says personality and job performance are the two factors that lead to Omaha mayoral recall efforts.
Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle faces a recall election in mid to late January. If a simple majority of Omaha voters approve a recall, Suttle will be the second Omaha mayor in the city's history to be recalled.
Omaha, NE – Donations to the Salvation Army's Tree of Lights campaign are down $50,000 from this time last year.
The 2010 campaign ends December 24th. Salvation Army of Omaha spokeswoman Susan Eustice says donations to the red kettles are down significantly, reflecting a national trend. This year's goal is $3.1 million. She says the economy is hurting donations at the same time the Salvation Army is providing services to more people and families in need.