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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, April 5, 2020

The way it is Nebraska’s 2020 legislative session and all public hearings are suspended until the Speaker of the Legislature deems it safe to reconvene. Senators and their offices continue their work from remote locations. Governor Ricketts has repeatedly said,...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, March 29, 2020

Zoom Tragically, two coronavirus-related deaths have occurred in Nebraska. One each in Douglas and Hall Counties. More than 100 confirmed cases are reported statewide. According to the latest US Census Bureau, approximately 1,934,306 Nebraskans have not tested for or...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, March 22, 2020

Reconvene That was a long short week. The Legislature’s original agenda called for a four-day week, Tuesday through Friday. However, on Monday, Speaker Scheer responded to COVID-19 concerns and told senators to make like fruit haters and diss a pear until...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, March 15, 2020

Be Well! Speaker Jim Scheer announced new precautions for the Legislature in response to COVID-19 concerns. His decision to reconvene the body will be day-to-day, rather than adhering to the set schedule. Twenty days remain in this sixty-day session. Until further...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, March 8, 2020

Campaigns Pause your TV and turn your attention (or lack thereof) away from the claptrap of federal campaigns. Especially those polyethylene media big mouths who believe we can’t possibly understand what candidates tell us without their interpretation. Instead,...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, March 1, 2020

Flu$h The Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board meets bi-annually to forecast future revenues headed to the State coffers. The Legislature then uses the board’s best guess to craft the FY2020/2021 portion of the budget. NEFAB (another one of those clever...