LEGISLATIVE UPDATE January 29, 2017

Expulsion The long, slow countdown on the political career of state senator, Bill Kintner, reached DEFCON 5 last week.  If you don’t know good ol’ Bill, he’s the type of guy who: you can count on to insult his political opponents. gives political...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE January 22, 2017

Lebowski The legislative schedule now has senators debating issues in the George Norris Chamber, mornings, 9am-noon. Lunch is noon-1:30pm. Committee hearings begin at 1:30pm and wrap-up whenever the gas seeps out of the room. Little can be written that would make last...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE January 15, 2017

Partisanship and naps Through eight days, senators have introduced 430 bills and one constitutional amendment that would require voter identification. You might ask yourself, “How do 49 senators come up with so many great ideas?”  You know the...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE January 8, 2017

THE HOUSE IS A ROCKIN’, DON’T BOTHER KNOCKIN’ Only 87 days remain in Nebraska’s “long” legislative session. Seventeen perky Freshmen senators swore to defend the constitutions of the United States and Nebraska. Then, the experienced...