Omaha, NE – Nebraska Democrats have a candidate for Governor.
Scottsbluff lawyer Mike Meister announced earlier this week he plans to seek the Democratic nomination for Governor. His announcement comes after former candidate Mark Lakers dropped out of the race. Lakers' campaign is under investigation following the discovery of irregularities in campaign finance reports.
Omaha, NE – Omaha's 2011 budget projects a deficit of $21.6 million in the city's general fund and $34 million overall.
Mayor Jim Suttle presented the budget plan Tuesday afternoon to the City Council. Suttle wants to raise property taxes 9.3%, raise wheel taxes by $23 on passenger and commercial vehicles, and implement a 4% restaurant tax to fix the budget shortfall.
Omaha, NE – Nebraska's senior U.S. Senator and a member of Russia's Federation Council both believe a new nuclear arms treaty will be ratified by their legislatures.
Russian Senator Mikhail Margelov and Senator Ben Nelson discussed the so-called START treaty Sunday in Omaha. Margelov is in Nebraska for a U.S.-Russia Business Council tour of the Midwest. The treaty calls for a significant reduction in the number of warheads and missile launchers within seven years.