Committee Hearings Galore

Legislative Update – Week 4 Committee hearings, for bills on our list, are out of control. Actually, it will be great fun as Thursday is “Property Tax Relief Day” in the Revenue Committee and we should get a sense of which direction the wind (and...

Saving Nebraska

Legislative Update – Week 3 Okay, Gang! Last Wednesday was Day 10. And why is that important? Because bill introductions cease on the tenth day of the legislative session. And let me say, these are indeed a fine collection of 445 planet-saving beauties. Mornings...

Poker and Cons

Legislative Update – Week 2 All-day floor debate last week was largely a bust. Fillbuster would be the more appropriate description. Hey, two bills did advance….neither of consequence. The rest of the time was spent beating the Holy Hanna out of two bills:...

They’re Baaaack!

Saw Shelley Duval at the Capitol last Wednesday. It was the first day of this “short” 60-day legislative session. Walking toward the building my eyes turned toward our vigilant Sower atop the dome. As God is my witness, Sower was Ms. Duval looking like...