Thank you for visiting my website. It is an honor to represent the people of the 7th legislative district in the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature.
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Senator Nicole Fox
The Nebraska Children’s Home Society will be presenting a four day Summer Teen Chat series for girls in July. The Teen Chat forum will help teenage girls explore several important and relevant topics, including body image, goal setting, relationships with peers, decision making, dating violence, and sexual health.
Teen Chat is open to all teen girls and is offered free of charge. In addition, participants may also enjoy free transportation, meals and prizes.
The four day Summer Teen Chat series will be held July 19-22, 2016 at the South Omaha Public Library, located at 2808 Q Street in Omaha. Each session will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m.
To register for Teen Chat please contact Janae Donaldson at (402) 982-9136 or e-mail her at: firstname.lastname@example.org. To register in Spanish please contact Esmeralda Bravo Ramos at (402) 769-9643 or e-mail her at: email@example.com. Remember to ask about transportation when you register. As always, you may contact my office for more information or to get help registering for the event.
Throughout the summer Lauritzen Gardens will feature a number of fun and entertaining concerts as part of the Tempo of Twilight musical program. These family-friendly outdoor concerts provide a unique atmosphere to enjoy wonderful musical entertainment. Weather permitting, concerts start at 7:00 p.m. and are held outdoors. In case of rain concerts may be moved indoors or cancelled. For more information and a list of upcoming acts: https://www.lauritzengardens.org/Visit/Events_and_Exhibits/Tempo_of_Twilight/.
The Santa Lucia Festival will take place this weekend (June 9-12) at Omaha’s Lewis and Clark landing. For more information and schedule check the website at http://www.santaluciafestival.com/. Be sure to check out the cannoli eating contest on Thursday!
Omaha’s 4th Annual 24-hour charitable giving challenge starts at midnight tonight.
Team Fox is dedicated to doing good things for Omaha, and we ask you to join us and consider making a contribution to one of the many non-profits in our city. Some of our favorites include Rejuvenating Women, Victory Boxing Club, Heartland Hope Mission and Together Omaha.
Do you know what the police do? Would you like to observe the different police units and participate in some unique police scenarios? Come to the Citizen Police Academy and meet the local police officers who help keep your neighborhood safe.
The Southeast precinct of the Omaha Police Department will be offering the Citizen Police Academy several times this summer. The Citizen Police Academy will be offered on July 21 & 28, and August 4, 11, 18, & 25. Each academy begins at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m. Classes will be held at the Southeast Precinct of the Omaha Police Department, located at 25th and Vinton Streets in Omaha.
In order to attend the Citizen Police Academy participants must register ahead of time. Space is limited to please register early. Registrations must be received by July 1st. To register and complete and application, please contact Ofelia Robles by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (402) 444-7743. As always, you may contact my office for more information or for help registering for the academy.
Congratulations to coach, Joe Maass, and the Omaha South High Packers for winning the 2016 State Soccer Championship! The #3 ranked Packers of Omaha South beat the #2 ranked Blue Jays of Creighton Prep on Tuesday by a score of 1-0. The winning goal was self-inflicted by the Blue Jays due to pressure provided by Alvaro Elizarraga. The winning goal was scored when Noah Floersch of the Blue Jays headed the ball back to and out of the reach of his goalie, Matthew Smith. The goal was officially recorded as an “own goal.” Nevertheless, the Packers brought home the trophy for the second consecutive year. Yesterday’s win caused Leo Adam Biga to write, “The Omaha South High boys soccer program is a dynasty in the making.”
We tune-up our cars and our pianos, but what about our bodies? On May 13th you can get this done for free. St. Joseph Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center invites you to their annual Health & Wellness Fair. The fair will open at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. The center is located at 2305 S. 10th Street in Omaha.
What will this body tune-up look like? The medical staff at St. Joseph’s will check your blood pressure, check your blood sugar, and check your body mass index (BMI). They will provide mammograms, and give you the opportunity to donate blood. In addition, you may enjoy chair yoga, arthritis therapy, massages, healthy snacks, smoothies, and attendance prizes.
Participants are asked to RSVP to Rhonda before May 13th. Please call Rhonda at (402) 345-5683 or e-mail her at: email@example.com to RSVP. Please feel free to call my office with your questions. Your body will thank you!
Yesterday I attended the ceremony for the 2016 SBA Nebraska Small Business Person of the Year Award which was presented to Yolanda Diaz, owner of Little Miss Fashion, LLC. Joel Cota from the mayor’s office also proclaimed the day as “Yolanda Diaz Day.”
Yolanda earned her degree in fashion design in Mexico before coming to the United States. She worked full time at a local factory at night while building her business. She spent 2 years saving money to invest in her company which designs and makes apparel for girls. She stated, “I started small, but I had a big dream.”
Yolanda sells her products as via the online retailer Zulily.
Yolanda volunteered at Catholic Charities and the Latino Resource Center where she taught the women she met to sew in order for them to make clothes for their children in addition to generate an income.
Thank you, Yolanda, for taking a risk and following your dreams. I wish you continued success!
I renewed my vehicle registration today. Like many of my District 7 constituents, I find it appalling that a majority of the cost is actually taxes, not registration fees. As a fiscal conservative, I will not support any policy that might result in increased taxes. Hard working Nebraskans deserve better.
Since the Legislature last met on Wednesday, April 13th, there has been a lot of discussion about LB947. I opposed LB947 as presented in Final Reading.
The debate over LB947 was very emotional. As a State Senator responsible for passing sound legislation, I cannot support bills based solely on emotion. I must carefully weigh the facts.
Over the past decade, the Legislature has passed into law statutes that have had unintended consequences which have negatively impacted our state. As a State Senator, it is my responsibility to consider if the bills I am being asked to support might carry with them unintended consequences.
LB947 is a far reaching bill which is much more expansive than similar bills passed by any other state legislature in the country. Over the final days of debate, many concerns were brought to the attention of our Legislature. These included public safety issues and the likelihood we would be forced to spend millions of dollars providing full public benefits to tens of thousands of individuals not covered by DACA. This is money we do not have, and could either force dramatic tax increases or substantial cuts to vital programs like education funding – or both.
Because of the emotional nature of floor debate, concerns about the bill were not answered. Therefore, I could not under good conscience vote in favor of LB947 as presented on Final Reading.