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Jacobson at the Legislature: People – first ingredient in economic development

Sen. Mike Jacobson - May. 26, 2022

As a farm kid and current farmer, I can tell you there is a special feeling every farmer and rancher has when they are out in nature. More than just enjoying the wide-open spaces, farmers and ranchers work with nature to produce essential food for families across the globe. I think many small business owners […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: People – first ingredient in economic development

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

As a farm kid and current farmer, I can tell you there is a special feeling every farmer and rancher has when they are out in nature. More than just enjoying the wide-open spaces, farmers and ranchers work with nature to produce essential food for families across the globe. I think many small business owners […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: Helping in times of disaster

Sen. Mike Jacobson - May. 14, 2022

As a life-long farmer, I tend to mark the passing of time in growing seasons. Spring is typically a time for new beginnings, but in the past few years it has been a time of adversity for many Nebraskans. In 2019, our state saw historic flooding that wiped out many a family home and crippled […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: Helping in times of disaster

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

As a life-long farmer, I tend to mark the passing of time in growing seasons. Spring is typically a time for new beginnings, but in the past few years it has been a time of adversity for many Nebraskans. In 2019, our state saw historic flooding that wiped out many a family home and crippled […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: Broadband through towers, satellite dishes

Sen. Mike Jacobson - May. 6, 2022

Although the Nebraska Legislature has adjourned the 107th biennium, the Legislative term continues through Jan. 3. As we move through the summer, I am meeting with groups across the district to better understand their needs and begin drafting legislation for the 108th biennium that begins on Jan. 4. I plan to continue to write about […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: Broadband through towers, satellite dishes

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

Although the Nebraska Legislature has adjourned the 107th biennium, the Legislative term continues through Jan. 3. As we move through the summer, I am meeting with groups across the district to better understand their needs and begin drafting legislation for the 108th biennium that begins on Jan. 4. I plan to continue to write about […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: Claiming your ag property tax credit

Sen. Mike Jacobson - May. 2, 2022

Now that the 107th Legislature has adjourned sine die, I want to shift the focus of my articles to assisting the residents of District 42 on ways that can take advantage of the benefits created by some of the bills that passed the Legislature this past year. One of the common questions I have been […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: Claiming your ag property tax credit

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

Now that the 107th Legislature has adjourned sine die, I want to shift the focus of my articles to assisting the residents of District 42 on ways that can take advantage of the benefits created by some of the bills that passed the Legislature this past year. One of the common questions I have been […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: Important accomplishments, economic support

Sen. Mike Jacobson - Apr. 23, 2022

The Nebraska Legislature held its last day of session on Wednesday, April 20. It seems all short-session years are hectic, but with available funds in the state’s cash reserve and $1.04 billion in federal dollars to appropriate, this session has been particularly frenzied. Early session filibusters also reduced the time available for bill consideration once […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: Important accomplishments, economic support

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

The Nebraska Legislature held its last day of session on Wednesday, April 20. It seems all short-session years are hectic, but with available funds in the state’s cash reserve and $1.04 billion in federal dollars to appropriate, this session has been particularly frenzied. Early session filibusters also reduced the time available for bill consideration once […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: Racino feasibility, rural nurse shortage

Sen. Mike Jacobson - Apr. 13, 2022

The 2022 Legislative session is nearly at the close. Monday was the last day to consider bills on select file (round two of three) and we started with consideration of three critical bills. LB 773 was Sen. Tom Brewer’s constitutional carry bill and a bill I cosponsored. Sen. Brewer asked that the many proponents not […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: Racino feasibility, rural nurse shortage

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

The 2022 Legislative session is nearly at the close. Monday was the last day to consider bills on select file (round two of three) and we started with consideration of three critical bills. LB 773 was Sen. Tom Brewer’s constitutional carry bill and a bill I cosponsored. Sen. Brewer asked that the many proponents not […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: Tax reform bill moves ahead

Sen. Mike Jacobson - Apr. 7, 2022

Tuesday, April 5 was a long day spent discussing four bills. We began the day with the second round of debate for LB 873, which now contains four critical tax cuts for Nebraska families. First, LB 873 accelerates the phase-out of Nebraska’s social security income tax from 10 years to 5 years. This is a […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: Tax reform bill moves ahead

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

Tuesday, April 5 was a long day spent discussing four bills. We began the day with the second round of debate for LB 873, which now contains four critical tax cuts for Nebraska families. First, LB 873 accelerates the phase-out of Nebraska’s social security income tax from 10 years to 5 years. This is a […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: State prison, abortion, Rail Park update

Sen. Mike Jacobson - Mar. 29, 2022

The Nebraska Unicameral worked into the evening hours this week and I expect there will be many more late nights ahead. Long days are typical at the end of the short session, but there is a lot of important work to be done as a result of filibusters that ate up valuable time earlier in […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: State prison, abortion, Rail Park update

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

The Nebraska Unicameral worked into the evening hours this week and I expect there will be many more late nights ahead. Long days are typical at the end of the short session, but there is a lot of important work to be done as a result of filibusters that ate up valuable time earlier in […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: Handguns without permits, Rail Park, Sustainable Beef

Sen. Mike Jacobson - Mar. 18, 2022

I am writing at the end of my second full week in the Legislature, with 20 session days remaining in the Unicameral’s short session. Although it has been fast paced, I am excited to have been able to help get several bills that are important to the 42nd District closer to the finish line. I […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: Handguns without permits, Rail Park, Sustainable Beef

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

I am writing at the end of my second full week in the Legislature, with 20 session days remaining in the Unicameral’s short session. Although it has been fast paced, I am excited to have been able to help get several bills that are important to the 42nd District closer to the finish line. I […]

Jacobson in the Legislature: Priority legislation

Sen. Mike Jacobson - Mar. 7, 2022

As many of you may now know, I am the newly appointed Nebraska state senator for District 42. I am grateful to Gov. Pete Ricketts for encouraging me to sit for an interview for the position and his appointment of me on Wednesday, Feb. 23.  I have been focused on delivering results for our district ever […]

Jacobson in the Legislature: Priority legislation

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

As many of you may now know, I am the newly appointed Nebraska state senator for District 42. I am grateful to Gov. Pete Ricketts for encouraging me to sit for an interview for the position and his appointment of me on Wednesday, Feb. 23.  I have been focused on delivering results for our district ever […]