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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, March 4, 2018

Primarily The May 15 Primary Election field is set. Twenty-four seats are in play. Six senators are unopposed and 53 candidates are in the mix for the other 18 Districts.  For the latest rundown on legislative candidates, go to Links below and click on "Primary...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, January 25, 2018

Unopposed Thursday is the last day non-incumbents can file for office for the primary election. Twenty four seats in the Legislature are up for election this cycle. Nine incumbent senators are running unopposed and desperately hoping to remain that way on March 2. No...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, February 18, 2018

It's priority bill week!! Time for senators to wade through their 479 masterpieces of legislation and flush all bills that do not meet the minimum standard of common sense. Tuesday is Day 30 in this sixty-day legislative session. Tuesday is also the deadline for...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, February 11, 2018

Taxes & prairie dogs Let's start with state income tax. Nebraska's rates are tied to the federal tax code. So, when Congress eliminated the personal exemption credit in December, so did the state. That move created an unexpected $226 million windfall for the state's...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, February 4, 2018

A work in progress Wednesday, Governor Ricketts appeared before the Legislature's Revenue Committee to unveil his Nebraska Property Tax Cuts and Opportunities Act (LB947). Give the Gov credit, the bill touches all the bases: Lowers income tax brackets and rates Lowers...

Important Information on Dicamba

Important Information on Dicamba

A question arose late last week regarding the need for mixers and loaders to take the dicamba applicator training in Nebraska. Our state law and regulations classifies mixers and loaders of any RUP as handlers, in order to be consistent with the federal WPS rule....

WOTUS Update

WOTUS Update

Common Sense Nebraska Statement on WOTUS Enforcement Delay  "Today's announcement by EPA and Army Corps of Engineers to delay implementation of the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule is another positive step toward the elimination of this harmful, vague, and...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, January 28, 2018

Fiscal notes Senators had a long week.  Literally.  Five days. Most of the session the Legislature convenes four days a week. Senators, especially those living in Greater Nebraska, are able to return to their districts for long weekends and sing praises about the good...