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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, March 6, 2022

Little Time – Plenty Money The obligatory public hearings for every bill introduced this session are finis! There are now 21 legislative days before the kids go home for the year. Speaker (and candidate for Attorney General) Mike Hilgers announced his intention...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, February 27, 2022

Consent Calendar District 42 State Senator Mike Groene resigned last Monday. On Wednesday, Governor Ricketts appointed North Platte’s Mike Jacobson to complete the remainder of Groene’s, now his, term. Jacobson is a banker and filed for election to his new...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, February 20, 2022

Resignation State Senator Mike Groene (North Platte) resigns from the Legislature tomorrow. Check your local rag for the sorted details about if/how he allegedly objectified and demeaned one of his legislative employees. The Governor will quickly fill the vacant seat...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, February 13, 2022

Gotta Get A Boat Big idea! Big water! Big price tag! Last week, Speaker Hilgers cast $200 million in his wake by introducing LB406 and LB1023. The plan is to build marinas and upgrades at Lake McConaughy and Lewis and Clark Lake and a lodge and event center at...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, February 6, 2022

A Spending Frenzy Sorry about the delay! Stupid human error. Can you feel it? Do you sense the impending hurricane of somewhat fettered spending unlike this state has seen before? Ever! Do you have a sense that billions of dollars are about to be divvied up within...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, January 30, 2022

We’re Number…17 “Never give in – never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small…never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.” Winston Churchill. Methinkst, the Prime Minister, speaketh of State Senator Steve...