Kaput!

Likely, you are less than interested that the 104th Nebraska Legislature, Second Session is kaput. Senators completed their perfunctory 60-days in session. All 49 claimed victory and then they went home. With more than twenty filibusters, the pace and flow of debate...

Veto me this

Hey, Yogi, the fat lady sings on Wednesday! That’s right, April 20 is the 60th and final day of this legislative session. Sine die! You can kick dirt and spit chew over whether our side won or lost, but for sure…it will be over. The Legislature met last...

This was supposed to be the year

“Another difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time the legislature meets.” – Robert Quillen, Lincoln Star (NE), 4/6/1931. 2016 was supposed to be the year. After too many years of exhausting legislative...

An open sore

The Rural vs. Urban split in the Legislature is a scab best left unpicked. That wound was opened long before Nebraska statehood, and is far more divisive than party affiliation or political ideology. It’s personal. It’s bloody. And, it’s a lousy way...