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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, August 16, 2020

Long as God Can Grow It Like a house guest who overstays his welcome, Acrimony languished in the George Norris Chamber for the legislative session's final three days. Short tempers and sensitive feelings don't make for good lawmaking, but senators completed the...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, August 9, 2020

The Room Where it Happens Governor Ricketts signed the $9.3 billion adjusted state budget without so much as a single line-item veto. Hrumph! Who doesn't enjoy a good veto override battle on the floor of the Legislature? The Super Seven emerged from "the room where it...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, August 2, 2020

Step Right Up Big News!! The "Super Seven" (not to be confused with the previous Gang of Ten) may have arrived at a compromise to reduce property taxes. The Legislature's Bill Drafters are writing an amendment to Priority Bill, LB 930 so we can actually read the...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, July 26, 2020

He Said, She Said Before Monday, all state senators had not been in the same room since March 25. As the COVID interrupted legislative session came to order, a certain awkwardness was to be expected until the ship righted itself. From the vantage point of a 55" flat...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, July 19, 2020

Beginning of the end Tomorrow, senators return for the 44th day of this 60-day legislative session. While not cornteened, the 49 senators will be socially distanced and plexiglassed until the final gavel drop on August 13. Coincidentally, tomorrow's agenda shows 44...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, July 11, 2020

Are you kidding me? It's going to happen. Speaker Scheer has summoned the whole Capitol Gang to return a week from Monday, in hopes of completing the final seventeen days of this COVID interrupted legislative session by August 13. The process will not be normal;...