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Erdman at the Legislature: Medical marijuana is not medication

Sen. Steve Erdman - Jul. 19, 2024

Two ballot measures will appear on your ballot in November which would legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. The first initiative would make it legal for physicians to prescribe medical cannabis, while the second initiative would regulate the dispensing of the drug.  The reason for two separate ballot initiatives has to do with the single subject rule […]

Erdman at the Legislature: Medical marijuana is not medication

Sen. Steve Erdman -

Two ballot measures will appear on your ballot in November which would legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. The first initiative would make it legal for physicians to prescribe medical cannabis, while the second initiative would regulate the dispensing of the drug.  The reason for two separate ballot initiatives has to do with the single subject rule […]

Erdman in the Legislature: State Auditor discovers fraud, criminal use of state property

Sen. Steve Erdman - Jul. 12, 2024

I imagine that most readers are expecting me to write this week about the upcoming special session of the state legislature.  The governor has not yet formally called for a special session of the Legislature and his plan for property tax relief remains under construction. When news becomes available about a special session or about […]

Erdman in the Legislature: State Auditor discovers fraud, criminal use of state property

Sen. Steve Erdman -

I imagine that most readers are expecting me to write this week about the upcoming special session of the state legislature.  The governor has not yet formally called for a special session of the Legislature and his plan for property tax relief remains under construction. When news becomes available about a special session or about […]

Archived: Erdman at the Legislature: EPIC tax fails to get signatures, could come back in future

Sen. Steve Erdman - Jul. 5, 2024

With great disappointment, I must report that the EPIC Option Consumption Tax team did not meet the required signature count to place our two initiatives for constitutional amendments on the November general election ballot.  While the team met the first goal of securing signatures from at least five percent of registered voters in 38 counties, […]

Archived: Erdman at the Legislature: EPIC tax fails to get signatures, could come back in future

Sen. Steve Erdman -

With great disappointment, I must report that the EPIC Option Consumption Tax team did not meet the required signature count to place our two initiatives for constitutional amendments on the November general election ballot.  While the team met the first goal of securing signatures from at least five percent of registered voters in 38 counties, […]

Archived: Erdman at the Legislature: Government growth erodes liberty

Sen. Steve Erdman - Jun. 29, 2024

The 4th of July is a time for celebrating our independence as a nation as well as the freedoms we share as American citizens. When the Declaration of Independence was written in 1776, three inalienable rights were mentioned, namely: “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” The one that concerns me the most today is […]

Archived: Erdman at the Legislature: Government growth erodes liberty

Sen. Steve Erdman -

The 4th of July is a time for celebrating our independence as a nation as well as the freedoms we share as American citizens. When the Declaration of Independence was written in 1776, three inalienable rights were mentioned, namely: “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” The one that concerns me the most today is […]

Archived: Erdman at the Legislature: Taxable valuations ‘completely subjective’

Sen. Steve Erdman - Jun. 26, 2024

Did your property assessment go down this year?  Perhaps you are one of the very rare Nebraskans who by chance received an equivalent valuation as last year or even a slight reduction. Once again, this year’s valuation notices aptly demonstrate how broken our tax system is. The process of evaluating properties in Nebraska is completely […]

Archived: Erdman at the Legislature: Taxable valuations ‘completely subjective’

Sen. Steve Erdman -

Did your property assessment go down this year?  Perhaps you are one of the very rare Nebraskans who by chance received an equivalent valuation as last year or even a slight reduction. Once again, this year’s valuation notices aptly demonstrate how broken our tax system is. The process of evaluating properties in Nebraska is completely […]

Archived: Erdman at the Legislature: Property owners reel from valuation notices

Sen. Steve Erdman - Jun. 14, 2024

Nebraskans are now receiving their new property valuation notices and many are suffering from sticker shock once they see how much the value of their property has increased since last year. Mine, for example, went up 40%!  Other property owners are seeing their valuations increase by as much as 50%. What these property valuation notices […]

Archived: Erdman at the Legislature: Property owners reel from valuation notices

Sen. Steve Erdman -

Nebraskans are now receiving their new property valuation notices and many are suffering from sticker shock once they see how much the value of their property has increased since last year. Mine, for example, went up 40%!  Other property owners are seeing their valuations increase by as much as 50%. What these property valuation notices […]

Archived: Erdman at the Legislature: US flags will continue to fly on moon on Flag Day

Sen. Steve Erdman - Jun. 9, 2024

How many American flags have ever flown on the moon? If you answered, six, you are correct. Each lunar American flag was made of nylon material and was fixed to an aluminum telescoping pole. These flags came in a special kit that were carried on the outside of the Apollo Lunar Module on the descent […]

Archived: Erdman at the Legislature: US flags will continue to fly on moon on Flag Day

Sen. Steve Erdman -

How many American flags have ever flown on the moon? If you answered, six, you are correct. Each lunar American flag was made of nylon material and was fixed to an aluminum telescoping pole. These flags came in a special kit that were carried on the outside of the Apollo Lunar Module on the descent […]

Archived: Erdman in the Legislature: Consumption tax petition update

Sen. Steve Erdman - May. 20, 2024

One of the questions we often receive about the EPIC Option Consumption Tax concerns the two ballot initiatives. Many folks ask us, “How is the petition drive doing?” Today I am prepared to give an update and I have some very good news to report. The EPIC Option Consumption Tax currently has two petition drives […]

Archived: Erdman in the Legislature: Consumption tax petition update

Sen. Steve Erdman -

One of the questions we often receive about the EPIC Option Consumption Tax concerns the two ballot initiatives. Many folks ask us, “How is the petition drive doing?” Today I am prepared to give an update and I have some very good news to report. The EPIC Option Consumption Tax currently has two petition drives […]

Archived: Erdman in the Legislature: Answering complaints about the EPIC tax

Sen. Steve Erdman - May. 11, 2024

On May 3, citizens concerned about Nebraska’s overly burdensome tax system packed the Warner Chamber at the Nebraska State Capitol Building in Lincoln to hear an honest debate and exchange of ideas about the EPIC Option Consumption Tax.  While we invited numerous representatives from organizations who openly oppose the EPIC Option Consumption Tax, such as […]

Archived: Erdman in the Legislature: Answering complaints about the EPIC tax

Sen. Steve Erdman -

On May 3, citizens concerned about Nebraska’s overly burdensome tax system packed the Warner Chamber at the Nebraska State Capitol Building in Lincoln to hear an honest debate and exchange of ideas about the EPIC Option Consumption Tax.  While we invited numerous representatives from organizations who openly oppose the EPIC Option Consumption Tax, such as […]

Archived: Erdman at the Legislature: Revalue damaged property before tax is due

Sen. Steve Erdman - May. 5, 2024

One of the most important bills that I ever introduced in my career as a Nebraska state senator was my destroyed property bill, originally LB 482. The contents of that bill were later amended into LB 512 and passed as a Christmas Tree bill in 2019.  The bill enables landowners with destroyed or damaged properties to […]

Archived: Erdman at the Legislature: Revalue damaged property before tax is due

Sen. Steve Erdman -

One of the most important bills that I ever introduced in my career as a Nebraska state senator was my destroyed property bill, originally LB 482. The contents of that bill were later amended into LB 512 and passed as a Christmas Tree bill in 2019.  The bill enables landowners with destroyed or damaged properties to […]