LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, March 29, 2020

Zoom Tragically, two coronavirus-related deaths have occurred in Nebraska. One each in Douglas and Hall Counties. More than 100 confirmed cases are reported statewide. According to the latest US Census Bureau, approximately 1,934,306 Nebraskans have not tested for or...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, March 22, 2020

Be Well! That was a long short week. The Legislature’s original agenda called for a four-day week, Tuesday through Friday. However, on Monday, Speaker Scheer responded to COVID-19 concerns and told senators to make like fruit haters and diss a pear until further...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, March 15, 2020

Be Well! Speaker Jim Scheer announced new precautions for the Legislature in response to COVID-19 concerns. His decision to reconvene the body will be day-to-day, rather than adhering to the set schedule. Twenty days remain in this sixty-day session. Until further...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, March 8, 2020

Campaigns Pause your TV and turn your attention (or lack thereof) away from the claptrap of federal campaigns. Especially those polyethylene media big mouths who believe we can’t possibly understand what candidates tell us without their interpretation. Instead,...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, March 1, 2020

Flu$h Nebraska’s Economic Forecasting Advisory Board meets biannually to forecast future revenues to the State’s general fund. The Legislature uses the Board’s “best guess” to craft the state’s budget. NEFAB (another of too many...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, February 23, 2020

Doo wah! Senator Lou Ann Linehan chairs the Revenue Committee and her committee designated LB 974 as one of their two priority bills. LB 974 would provide significant property tax relief. On General File debate, the bill received three hours against a filibuster...