LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, February 14, 2021

Scuffle Committees of the Legislature are still grinding through all-day hearings on every one of those 684 legislative concoctions. The Judiciary and Revenue Committees are always the busiest. Tuesday morning, Speaker Hilgers will interrupt committee hearings for a...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, February 7, 2021

A tussle Paul Hammel (Omaha World-Herald) reported that two political heavyweights, John Stinner, chairman of the Appropriations Committee, and Governor Ricketts, publically squared off over priorities in crafting the next state biennial budget. Stinner tossed the Bad...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, January 31, 2021

Whiners The State COVID plan moved from blue to green. Yes, green is a more environmentally sensitive color choice. In virus circles, green means the maximum indoor warm body count jumps from 75% of capacity to 100%. Local Health Departments must bless gatherings of...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, January 24, 2021

Rules Bill introductions wrapped-up Wednesday, and the fat lady sang, “Hallelujah!”. On the first day of the session, Speaker Mike Hilgers, with a nod to the COVID, asked his colleagues to limit their bill requests in hopes of reducing close contact with...