LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, May 27, 2019

Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Senators will return for two days (Thursday and Friday) to wrap-up this long legislative session. They will dispense with a few gubernatorial line-item vetos; vote on a handful of laggard bills on Final Reading, and suffer an hour of pomp...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, May 20, 2019

Veto That? Speaker Scheer delivered a not unwelcome message last week. This Friday, the kids can gather up their toys and go home, a whole week early. UNLESS….the Governor nixes any bills that come to his desk this week. And he will. In that case, playtime is...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, May 13, 2019

Tussles Wednesday, was Budget Day. It’s always filled with anticipation for state department heads, state employees, state contractors, grant recipients, the Governor, taxpayers and your favorite lobbyist. Unicameral aficionados, who religiously tune-in to NET,...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, May 6, 2019

Wonks Nebraska political wonks (and you know who you are) can scarcely contain their jubilation over this week’s legislative agenda. In non-nerd terms, both the major tax bill and the appropriation bill will be debated back-to-back. Insert giddy emoji. Tune in Tuesday...