Omaha Explained: Redlining

The Reader recently collaborated with two local comedian/writers, Cameron Logsdon and Alex Preston, to bring attention to a shadow on our city that we need to deal with: our legacy of racial segregation. To this day, Omaha remains one of the most racially segregated cities in the U.S.  This (long-ass) video explores the history of […]

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Risky tax cuts largely benefit the wealthy, do little for middle class or the economy

As Nebraska lawmakers consider the use of “revenue triggers” to enact income tax cuts, Oklahoma serves as a cautionary tale of what happens when states use these mechanisms to put the state’s finances on autopilot. In 2016, a revenue trigger sparked an income tax cut in Oklahoma just as oil prices plummeted. Lawmakers were unable […]

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