LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, March 4, 2018

Primarily The May 15 Primary Election field is set. Twenty-four seats are in play. Six senators are unopposed and 53 candidates are in the mix for the other 18 Districts. For the latest rundown on legislative candidates, go to Links below and click on “Primary...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, February 25, 2018

Unopposed Thursday is the last day non-incumbents can file for office for the primary election. Twenty four seats in the Legislature are up for election this cycle. Nine incumbent senators are running unopposed and desperately hoping to remain that way on March 2. No...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, February 18, 2018

It’s priority bill week!! Time for senators to wade through their 479 masterpieces of legislation and flush all bills that do not meet the minimum standard of common sense. Tuesday is Day 30 in this sixty-day legislative session. Tuesday is also the deadline for...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, February 11, 2018

Taxes & Prairie Dogs Let’s start with state income tax. Nebraska’s rates are tied to the federal tax code. So, when Congress eliminated the personal exemption credit in December, so did the state. That move created an unexpected $226 million windfall...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, February 4, 2018

A work in progress Wednesday, Governor Ricketts appeared before the Legislature’s Revenue Committee to unveil his Nebraska Property Tax Cuts and Opportunities Act (LB947). Give the Gov credit, the bill touches all the bases: Lowers income tax brackets and rates...