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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, April 14, 2022

Over but the Shoutin' Next Wednesday is Day 60 of this Second Session of the 107th Nebraska Legislature. Senators convene at 10 am to consider overriding gubernatorial vetos of legislation they sent to his desk this week. If you tune in, be prepared for the obligatory...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, April 10, 2022

Veto cmd+Z (Override) The 2022/2023 mid biennium budget is adopted. Have you heard? Spending was unprecedented because ARPA funds and significant tax revenues drove the frenzy. Senators chose to override several vetoes by Governor Ricketts, but no harm, no foul. Said...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, April 3, 2022

Disgraced Eight days remain in this 107th Legislature. Tuesday through Friday this week, Monday through Wednesday next week, and Wednesday, April 20. The Speaker set that final day for potential gubernatorial veto overrides and the perfunctory sappy speeches by...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, March 27, 2022

Linehan US Rep. Jeff Fortenberry resigned from Congress yesterday. Read about it everywhere else. State Senator Lou Ann Linehan is in her fourth year as chair of the Legislature's powerful Revenue Committee. She's tough, intelligent, and strategic. She is the leading...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, March 20, 2022

ARPA (Not The Cryptocurrency) The Legislature reconvenes on Tuesday, Day 45 of this short (60-days) session, and that Window O' Opportunities is quickly sliding shut. In this the second year of Nebraska's biennial budget, the state coffers are utterly flush with...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, March 13, 2022

Tension Senator Brewer's always contentious bill to eliminate the concealed carry handgun permit withstood an 8-hour filibuster before advancing to Select File. It wasn't pleasant for either side of the aisle, but for pure entertainment value - four stars! STARWARS,...

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 to get...