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The Cornhusker State

Nebraska is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. It is bordered by South Dakota to the north, Iowa to the east and Missouri to the southeast, both across the Missouri River, Kansas to the south, Colorado to the southwest and Wyoming to the west. Nebraska's area is just over 200,000 km² with almost 1.9 million people. Its state capital is Lincoln and its largest city is Omaha, which is on the Missouri River.

Geographical type: Territory

Latitude: 41.5° N — Longitude: 100° W

Area: 200,360 km²

ISO 3166-2 code: US-NE

Birthplace of

Gerald Ford, Leslie Lynch King Jr., in Omaha, on 14 Jul 1913
Butler Shaffer, Butler DeLane Shaffer, in Lincoln, on 12 Jan 1935

Home To

Libertarian Party of Nebraska, Boystown

Measures of Freedom

Freedom in the 50 States 2015-2016 | Nebraska | Cato Institute
2014: Overall rank: 25, fiscal policy rank: 32, regulatory policy rank: 8, personal freedom rank: 40, economic freedom rank: 22
LP State-by-State Membership Numbers [PDF], Libertarian Party News, Apr 2006
31 Dec 2005: Number of Members: 64


Death and Taxes–Can the Congress Kill a Pernicious Tax?, by Paul Boytinck, 16 Jul 2003
Discusses the Death Tax Repeal Permanency Act of 2003, as argued (and passed) on the U.S. House of Representatives, an attempt to permanently repeal federal estate taxation
Congressman Thomas Osborne, who represents a rural district in Nebraska, then leaped to his feet with the following rebuttal:
"We have 52,000 farmers and ranchers in Nebraska ... A small ranch in Nebraska is 12,000 acres. That will support about 300 cows and that will support one family. That probably started out at $25 an acre, it is now worth $300 an acre ... But in 2011, their tax bill would be $2 million ... They have to sell the ranch. That is an actual example ... And who bought the ranch? Ted Turner bought the ranch. Ted Turner owns several hundred thousand acres in Nebraska today ..."
Related Topics: Business, Taxation

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Nebraska" as of 31 Oct 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.