LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, March 26, 2017

Cabaret Wilkommen, bienvenue, welcome, im cabaret, au cabaret, to cabaret! As a stagehand prepares to ring down the curtain on Act II of our little legislative melodrama, our attention turns to the box office. Money money money money money money. Isn’t it...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, March 19, 2017

Oops! Since 1988, Nebraska law (§60-6 279 for you wonks) requires motorcycle riders in Nebraska to wear helmets. Annually, anti-mandatory helmet Believers (those with and those without scars) find a senator to carry a bill that would eliminate mandatory brain buckets....

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, March 12, 2017

Where’s Ernie Live? All week was Groundhog Day (without Bill Murray and I Got You Babe). Each day began with a prayer; then a morning filibuster; then lunch; then afternoon committee hearings; then leave; then repeat. Tedious? While this schedule appears tedious...
AHLA Releases New Fact Sheets for States

AHLA Releases New Fact Sheets for States

New state fact sheets were recently created from AHLA’s Economic Impact Study conducted by Oxford Economics. This is the most thorough economic impact analysis of the hotel and lodging industry to date. The data reveals that the industry is a driver of economic...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, March 5, 2017

License Plates Nebraska’s statehood sesquicentennial was March 1. That’s 150 years for those of you in Council Bluffs. Some of us are old enough to remember Nebraska’s statehood centennial. Former Secretary of State and Nebraska treasure, Allen...