The Case Against Free College Tuition

The most recent National Student Clearinghouse data show that 47% of community college enrollees drop out of school, far more than the 27% who graduate (others are still in school). Other research shows that completion rates fall the less students pay towards the cost, hinting that free tuition might raise already scandalously high dropout rates.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/richardvedder/2018/04/12/the-free-tuition-craze-now-new-jersey/

3 % increase

The Mayor of the City of Lincoln has purposed a 3% increase in several staff members.

For example, no one on the City Council knew Hoppe got an 8 percent raise last year, she said. “We never voted on that increase,” because the exact number was not listed in the previous two-year budget.

As portions of the article say, it is just a proposal & that there was a raise or two not approved by the City Council.

Last time I check, there is a system of checks and balances in the Mayoral – City Council structure.

Please, just don’t!

Its homepage says the group “is dedicated to advancing the vision that earned nearly 66 million votes in the last election.”

Advancing the vision? More like advancing the candidate who collected those votes despite not having a vision.

Their reasons are no surprise: Her moment has passed, she was a terrible candidate and her endless claims of victimhood are tiring rather than inspiring. It’s time to find new blood.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/07/08/is-hillary-clinton-secretly-planning-to-run-in-2020.html

Tax Cuts

Tax Cuts are great, but there has to be an appropriate budget to go with it.

That plan comes with a $1 billion impact, the governor said, and “they have to talk about how they plan to pay for that.  http://journalstar.com/legislature/ricketts-b-property-tax-plan-could-take-every-penny-from/article_fb367e5c-e190-5b46-8de5-a99e2943b69b.html#tracking-source=home-breaking

Thanks for being a leader Governor Pete Ricketts.

Wrong

Judge Health Welch was wrong in the case of Starbucks vs Simon Malls.

https://nypost.com/2017/12/01/judge-bars-starbucks-from-closing-77-failing-teavana-stores/

This is not a legal opinion, it is a business opinion.

Still, it is rare that a judge orders a retailer to keep stores open, retail experts said.

“I’m somewhat shocked by the ruling,” said real estate lawyer Joshua Stein. Welch “catalogues every possible detriment to Simon as a result of having vacant space,” Stein said, adding, “That’s part of a job description of owning real estate. You deal with it and don’t get injunctions to have your tenant continuing to operate.”

I’ll leave the legal opinion to Joshua & his fellow lawyers.

This is the activism judges that we fear. Judge Heather Welch is up for election in 2018. The voters should vote to NOT retain her. https://ballotpedia.org/Heather_Welch

Education Reform

On Friday, October 9, Nebraska Education Commissioner, Dr. Matt Blomstedt, and the Nebraska Department of Education released the preliminary results of the 2017 NeSA test (the statewide education assessment). Why would the commissioner and department release the info on the eve of a three-day weekend? They were trying to hide the results: barely 50% of our kids meet the grade-level expectations for reading and language arts! http://ow.ly/C9fN30fWYKW