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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, May 3, 2020

Gang of Eight As Governor Ricketts and local health departments begin to relax restrictions on social interaction tomorrow, some legislators are eager to wrap-up this legislative session. We know that Speaker Scheer intends to drop the hammer when he does reconvene...

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Thank You Industry Partners

The 2020-2021 Industry Partner Sponsorship Program starts today and we're pleased to announce a great group of supporters. With all the difficulties being created by COVID-19 we especially thank these fine companies for their support. We look to continue to add more...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, April 26, 2020

Not a pretty picture There's speculation that Speaker Scheer may reconvene the Legislature in June if this COVID-19 thing straightens up. Seventeen days remain in the session. The first fiscal year (2019/20) of the state’s biennial budget ends June 30. On March 12,...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, April 19, 2020

Politics & Taxes Double click, tap, pat, touch, knock, or bob on the photo above for an overview of legislative candidates registered for the May 12 Nebraska Primary Election. You will find them to be quite a handsome group. March General Fund Receipts According...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, April 12, 2020

Primary Elections - May 12 With one month until Nebraska's Primary Elections, let's take a look at the candidates and Carnac the results. In consultation with many undependable sources, and with certain callous intentions, these hermetically sealed prognostications...

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 further...

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, let's...