To ensure that “the good life” is in reach for this generation and the next, we must work together. Please vote for Marque Snow on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 for Nebraska Legislature.
I am a Nebraskan, an advocate for working families, and current president of the Omaha School Board. I believe in the power of public service and in pursuing the Good Life for all—that’s why I am running to represent Legislative District 9.
I will advocate for increased funding for public education, special education, student mental health services, and universal Pre-K programs. I will ask for funds to increase teacher pay, teachers are the most important part of our public schools and it’s time we give them a raise.
I will work to ensure Nebraskan entrepreneurs have access to the same advantages as their larger competitors. I will bring legislation that incentivize banks to give first time loans to new businesses and entrepreneurs. Nebraska needs to expand the Nebraska College Loan Forgiveness Program to include in-demand careers.
I will work to expand the Nebraska College Loan Forgiveness program along with making sure that we are attracting new, high paying jobs to Nebraska. I will work to increase affordable and missing middle housing. Along with fighting for statewide LGBTQ employment nondiscrimination.
We must assure all members of our communities have access to the Good Life through education, public transit, healthcare services, and a healthy environment. Another important issue that citizen’s are facing in District 9 is access to affordable and middle housing. With the prices of housing sky rocketing it is time the Legislature did something to make sure everyone in Nebraska can afford a safe place to live.
I will introduce legislation that freezes the property tax evaluations for those over 65 and/or unable to work. By increasing state aid to schools it will help schools reduce their dependence on local property taxes. Nebraska spends the second lowest per child in the country. The State needs to live up to it’s promise to provide a free education to all Nebraska children and fully fund state aid to schools. Governor Ricketts supports private/charter schools, these schools will lead to higher property taxes to make up for the lost revenue that goes to these private schools. I will oppose any legislation that seeks to take money away from our public schools and gives it to private schools.
I will fight to pass the LGBTQ non-discrimination law for the entire state of Nebraska. Senator Megan Hunt has introduced legislation that will ban the use of conversion therapy in Nebraska. This bill is vital to ban a piece of debunked therapy that only hurts members of the LGBTQ community and needs to be banned.
Nebraska is far behind its neighbors when it comes to renewable energy. I will work everyone to increase the amount of renewable energy that is focused on bringing good and high paying jobs to Nebraska. Nebraska can do better and I will work with all parties to make sure Nebraska leads the country in renewable energy.
The number one issues facing our teachers is a lack of access to mental health services and special education. The State should be helping to fund these services and is not living up to the needs our teachers and professionals. I will introduce legislation that will increase the funding for Special Education and mental health services not just in our schools but in our state.