Omaha, NE – The Tea Party Movement was the subject of last week's Omaha Press Club Educational Series.
Americans for Prosperity state Director Brad Stevens was one of the guest speakers. He says the Tea Party Movement is best defined as conservative politics, with limited government, individual freedom, state's rights and having a constitutional framework for legislation as the key issues. Stevens says there is no leader of the Tea Party and there is no mission statement.
Omaha, NE – The Eastern Omaha Business Expo runs June 25th and 26th at the TAC Building. The Expo is supported by a dozen different local organizations, including the United Way. United Way of the Midlands spokeswoman Kathy O'Hara says the purpose of the Expo is to try and help aspiring entrepreneurs as well as current small business owners who want to expand.
O'Hara says one of the keys to a successful neighborhood is strong commerce. She says small businesses offer jobs and create wealth and pride for local neighborhoods.
Omaha, NE – A new report from the Congressional Budget Office says the health care overhaul law will cost $115 billion more than anticipated.
The CBO released the report earlier this month. It says the costs of administering new plans in the health law are largely behind the increase. The candidates for Omaha's Second Congressional District are responding to that report.
Omaha, NE – A lawsuit has been filed following the Omaha City Council's vote requiring retirees to pay health insurance premiums.
Councilmen voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of the plan. Starting July first, retirees will pay 25, 30, or 35 percent premiums per month for health insurance. For some retirees, that means $487 a month.
Omaha, NE – Three new cases of measles have been reported in Douglas County.
The Douglas County Health Department said Wednesday that three children began showing symptoms Monday of measles. They're siblings of a child diagnosed with measles last week. None of the children had been vaccinated against measles.
Omaha, NE – The Chief of Police for the VA of Nebraska-Western Iowa has been awarded The Chief of the Year by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Dennis Moore has been with the local VA for two years. Moore was recognized for securing funding to implement a security overhaul that covered the three geographically separated health care facilities. He attributes his success to being surrounded by a good team of people.