Tea Party Bus To Make A Stop In Omaha

Several conservative groups in Nebraska are putting out the word about the next big tea party event in Omaha.

The Tea Party Express bus will be making a stop at Omaha's Lake Zorinski Park on Thursday. The Tea Party Express has just kicked off a 42-city bus tour that ends in Washington on April 15. The event features speakers, music and opportunity for fiscally-conservative candidates to hand out campaign literature.

The tea party movement is a coalition of conservative groups angered by federal spending, rising taxes and the growth and reach of government. It takes its name from the Boston Tea Party in 1773, when colonists dumped tea off English ships to protest what they considered unfair taxation by the British crown.