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Jacobson at the Legislature: Support for rural hospitals

Sen. Mike Jacobson - Feb. 20, 2024

Tuesday, Feb. 20, marked Day 30 of the 60-day legislative session. So far, the session has been moving along at a good pace, and the demeanor on the legislative floor has been very positive. We have had some robust debate, but bills have been moving along quickly. It should be noted that most of the […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: Support for rural hospitals

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

Tuesday, Feb. 20, marked Day 30 of the 60-day legislative session. So far, the session has been moving along at a good pace, and the demeanor on the legislative floor has been very positive. We have had some robust debate, but bills have been moving along quickly. It should be noted that most of the […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: The state’s financial plan to reduce property taxes

Sen. Mike Jacobson - Feb. 12, 2024

Much has been written about the governor’s property tax reduction goals and how changes in sales tax can play a role in funding the cost of the reduction. I would like to review once again how taxes are currently collected in Nebraska and who collects them. There are three major taxes currently assessed in Nebraska […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: The state’s financial plan to reduce property taxes

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

Much has been written about the governor’s property tax reduction goals and how changes in sales tax can play a role in funding the cost of the reduction. I would like to review once again how taxes are currently collected in Nebraska and who collects them. There are three major taxes currently assessed in Nebraska […]

Archived: Jacobson at the Legislature: Behind scenes of two-person crew bill

Sen. Mike Jacobson - Feb. 4, 2024

When I accepted the appointment to the Legislature two years ago this month and then ran for election later that year, I did so with the intention of representing every resident of District 42. Although I am a conservative Republican, I have always understood that I represent Republicans, Democrats, farmers, ranchers, commercial businesses, teachers, organized […]

Archived: Jacobson at the Legislature: Behind scenes of two-person crew bill

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

When I accepted the appointment to the Legislature two years ago this month and then ran for election later that year, I did so with the intention of representing every resident of District 42. Although I am a conservative Republican, I have always understood that I represent Republicans, Democrats, farmers, ranchers, commercial businesses, teachers, organized […]

Archived: Jacobson at the Legislature: Progress on two-person crew, health care bills

Sen. Mike Jacobson - Jan. 28, 2024

Tuesday, Jan. 30, marks the Day 18 of the 2024 legislative session. After devoting the first three weeks to bill introduction and rules debate, the legislature got down to business with morning floor debate and afternoon committee hearings. So far, the floor debate has been very productive, and bills are moving along at a good […]

Archived: Jacobson at the Legislature: Progress on two-person crew, health care bills

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

Tuesday, Jan. 30, marks the Day 18 of the 2024 legislative session. After devoting the first three weeks to bill introduction and rules debate, the legislature got down to business with morning floor debate and afternoon committee hearings. So far, the floor debate has been very productive, and bills are moving along at a good […]

Archived: Jacobson at the Legislature: Four bills up for hearings

Sen. Mike Jacobson - Jan. 21, 2024

Monday, Jan. 22, marks Day 13 of the session and the first day for half-day floor debates, followed by afternoon committee hearings. The task now begins to hold public hearings for nearly 600 bills introduced this year. Hearings will continue through the end of February. At that time, the remainder of the session will be […]

Archived: Jacobson at the Legislature: Four bills up for hearings

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

Monday, Jan. 22, marks Day 13 of the session and the first day for half-day floor debates, followed by afternoon committee hearings. The task now begins to hold public hearings for nearly 600 bills introduced this year. Hearings will continue through the end of February. At that time, the remainder of the session will be […]

Archived: Jacobson at the Legislature: Early filibusters, expanding the Central Time Zone

Sen. Mike Jacobson - Jan. 15, 2024

As we moved into the three-day (Martin Luther King) weekend, we completed the first eight days of the 60-day session. The first part of last week was devoted to bill introduction, with Thursday dedicated to rules debate. Friday was simply a check-in day due to the snowstorm in Lincoln, so we simply the session to […]

Archived: Jacobson at the Legislature: Early filibusters, expanding the Central Time Zone

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

As we moved into the three-day (Martin Luther King) weekend, we completed the first eight days of the 60-day session. The first part of last week was devoted to bill introduction, with Thursday dedicated to rules debate. Friday was simply a check-in day due to the snowstorm in Lincoln, so we simply the session to […]

Archived: Jacobson at the Legislature: Racetrack casinos

Sen. Mike Jacobson - Jan. 1, 2024

This week marks the beginning of the second half of the 108th Legislative session, which officially begins on Wednesday, Jan. 3. The first few days are reserved for bill introduction, as well as the Rules Committee’s consideration of proposed rule changes. We will begin all-day rules debate on Jan. 10, continuing through the following Friday […]

Archived: Jacobson at the Legislature: Racetrack casinos

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

This week marks the beginning of the second half of the 108th Legislative session, which officially begins on Wednesday, Jan. 3. The first few days are reserved for bill introduction, as well as the Rules Committee’s consideration of proposed rule changes. We will begin all-day rules debate on Jan. 10, continuing through the following Friday […]

Archived: Jacobson in the Legislature: Pushing for these bills

Sen. Mike Jacobson - Dec. 23, 2023

Since this will be my last column of 2023, I want to start by expressing my appreciation for all the support I have gotten throughout the year. This job has become an enormous time commitment, but I am truly honored to serve as your state senator. I take this job very seriously and will never […]

Archived: Jacobson in the Legislature: Pushing for these bills

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

Since this will be my last column of 2023, I want to start by expressing my appreciation for all the support I have gotten throughout the year. This job has become an enormous time commitment, but I am truly honored to serve as your state senator. I take this job very seriously and will never […]

Archived: Jacobson at the Legislature: Medigap insurance for handicapped, two-person train crews

Sen. Mike Jacobson - Dec. 18, 2023

With the session just a couple of weeks away, I want to update you on a couple of topics I intend to work on this year. First, I met with the health insurance providers late last week regarding LB 32 (MediGap) and we agreed on amendment language to move this bill ahead. Medigap laws require […]

Archived: Jacobson at the Legislature: Medigap insurance for handicapped, two-person train crews

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

With the session just a couple of weeks away, I want to update you on a couple of topics I intend to work on this year. First, I met with the health insurance providers late last week regarding LB 32 (MediGap) and we agreed on amendment language to move this bill ahead. Medigap laws require […]

Archived: Jacobson in the Legislature: Senators discuss connectivity, new procedures

Sen. Mike Jacobson - Dec. 10, 2023

This week, I want to begin my article by congratulating the North Platte Area Chamber and Development Corporation for selecting White River Soy Processing to develop a soy processing plant inside the newly created Inland Port of the Plains near Hershey. This project, and Sustainable Beef, are projected to have a total of more than […]

Archived: Jacobson in the Legislature: Senators discuss connectivity, new procedures

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

This week, I want to begin my article by congratulating the North Platte Area Chamber and Development Corporation for selecting White River Soy Processing to develop a soy processing plant inside the newly created Inland Port of the Plains near Hershey. This project, and Sustainable Beef, are projected to have a total of more than […]