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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, July 5, 2020

$$$ Enjoy the fireworks last night? Then you will get a real kick out of the remaining 17 days in the Unicameral’s session beginning July 20. Let’s begin with that top-of-mind topic – Tax Receipts! To be more precise, Nebraska’s Net General Fund tax receipts for the...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, June 28, 2020

Hot potato Nebraska prisons are the second most crowded in the country. Right behind Alabama. Ugh! Last year, we housed 5,369 inmates in facilities designed for 3,535. In 2015, the Legislature enacted a host of sentencing reforms to reduce the prison population. They...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, June 21, 2020

A little of this and some of that Nebraska’s unemployment rate decreased from 8.7% in April to 5.2% in May. The lowest in the nation. The tax rate on motor fuels will increase from 29.3 cents per gallon (Jan 1 – Jun 30, 2020) to 33.2 cents per gallon (Jul 1 –...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, June 14, 2020

Get Nebraska Growing Governor Pete Ricketts announced he will distribute $387 million in grants from the federal Cares Act for Get Nebraska Growing initiatives as part of the $7.8 billion in federal assistance that has come to Nebraska to aid the state’s coronavirus...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, June 7, 2020

Listen With the deaths of George Floyd in Minnesota and James Scurlock in Nebraska, the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee will hold listening forums in Omaha and Lincoln to hear from members of the public about community policing and racial equity. The forums will...