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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, May 30, 2021

"Th-th-th-that's all folks!" The 107th Legislature, First Session adjourned sine die. The Governor rightly labeled this session "historic" as tax cuts headline a long list of legislative accomplishments. Nebraskans wholeheartedly agree, notwithstanding that,...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, May 23, 2021

Quite a Week The Legislature is adjourned until Wednesday when they reconvene to address bills vetoed by the Governor (if there are any) and take a position on LR134, a resolution outlining the criteria to be used by the Legislature during the 2021 redistricting...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, May 16, 2021

The End is Near Speaker Hilgers announced that Thursday, May 27, the 107th Legislature, First Session, will adjourn sine die. Brings a tear to one's eye. It certainly does for those 49 COVID-aweary state senators. Procedurally, all General File bills, or those dogs...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, May 9, 2021

Guardrails According to transcripts from this legislative session, guardrails is the second most disingenuous expressive used in the Nebraska Legislature. Tax relief remains solidly in first place, while for the children has fallen to a distant third. Take LB241, for...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, May 2, 2021

More Money, More Spending The Nebraska Economic Forecasting Board met again to adjust their revenue predictions for this fiscal year (ending June 30) and FY2021-22 and FY2022-23. Holy Hanna! They increased projected receipts for this fiscal year by another $90...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, April 26 2021

"Unicam, Unicam, don't tax me!" "Tax that guy behind the tree!" Last Tuesday, the Legislature approved ten bills on Final Reading. They comprise the State's $9.7 billion-ish biennial budget. With not so much as a "hurrah or harrumph," the bills were whisked to the...

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