Legislative Alerts


Written on May 24, 2017 at 2:35 pm

The Nebraska Retail Federation has been meeting with the Nebraska congressional delegation to retain the existing limits on debit card fees. Below is Tom Wright of Wright’s Jewelers in Lincoln, NE with Congressman Jeff Fortenberry. Full details from NRF. Jim Otto President of the Nebraska Retail Federation with Congressman Don Bacon and staff below. A similar meeting […]

LB44 Advances to Floor of Legislature

Written on March 20, 2017 at 2:52 pm

  LB 44 would put an end to the unfair advantage online only sellers have over Nebraska retailers by requiring  those remote sellers (like eBay, Overstock.com, etc) to collect and remit Nebraska sales taxes.  Thank you to the following business groups for your support in LB 44. Nebraska Grocery Industry Association Nebraska Association of School […]

Thank You Senator Al Davis!

Written on March 30, 2016 at 3:38 pm

Legislative Resolution 511 – Interim study to examine existing state law governing the collection of sales and use tax on remote sales. Senator Davis has provided outstanding leadership on this extremely important issue which is much appreciated. Local retailers pay local taxes, create local jobs, and support local charities. Yet internet competitors from out of […]


Written on December 29, 2015 at 4:40 pm

Paid Medical Leave Legislative Hearing Raises Issues

Written on October 1, 2015 at 10:42 am

By Martha Stoddard / World­Herald Bureau | Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2015 12:30 am LINCOLN — Cary Mohiuddin gives thanks every day that her family’s nearly fouryear nightmare has not been worse. The Omaha woman still has her job and her paycheck. And the family hasn’t lost the health insurance that proved so vital when her husband’s […]

Chip Cards Come into wider use

Written on September 30, 2015 at 8:37 am

  By MATT OLBERDING | LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR Published September 30, 2015 Starting Thursday, you might notice a slightly different procedure when you use your credit card at a retailer. That’s the day the credit card industry has set for requiring card companies to issue credit cards with chips in them — called EMV cards […]

All Hype, No Harm: e-Commerce Sales Tax Won’t Kill The Internet

Written on September 28, 2015 at 3:20 pm

LINK: http://www.twice.com/blog/executive-insight/all-hype-no-harm-e-commerce-sales-tax-won-t-kill-internet/58745   The conversation over Internet sales tax has assumed an apocalyptic tone. Like doomsday prophets babbling on a street corner, some people continue to claim that theMarketplace Fairness Act (MFA) and its latest manifestation, H.R. 2775, the Remote Transactions Parity Act (RTPA), will crush online sellers and cause all kinds of mayhem. This […]

Advocating for Nebraska’s Retailers in Washington DC

Written on September 18, 2015 at 3:41 pm

L-R Jim Otto (Nebraska Retail Federation), Mary & Tom Wright (Wright’s Jewelers – Lincoln), Alan Hirschfeld (Hirschfeld’s Clothing – North Platte), and Beth Otto.

Lincoln Jewelry Store Owner Honored as Retail Champion

Written on September 18, 2015 at 11:23 am

  Tom Wright of Wright’s Jewelers in Lincoln has been recognized as one of “America’s Retail Champions” by the National Retail Federation. The organization said Wright is being honored for advocacy and engagement on behalf of the retail industry. Wright and his wife, Mary, have owned Wright’s Jewelers in Lincoln for more than 35 years. […]

Governor Signs Nebraska Marketplace Fairness

Written on June 16, 2015 at 2:29 pm

Governor Signs Nebraska Marketplace Fairness Legislation

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