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Erdman in the Legislature: Lobbyists are unaffordable

Sen. Steve Erdman - Jul. 1, 2022

Should government agencies be allowed to hire lobbyists? This is a question that has bothered me since 2016 when I first went to Lincoln to serve as a state senator.  Lobbyists are supposed to represent the interests of select groups of people, not the interests of government entities. This is an important question to ask because last […]

Erdman in the Legislature: Lobbyists are unaffordable

Sen. Steve Erdman -

Should government agencies be allowed to hire lobbyists? This is a question that has bothered me since 2016 when I first went to Lincoln to serve as a state senator.  Lobbyists are supposed to represent the interests of select groups of people, not the interests of government entities. This is an important question to ask because last […]

Erdman in the Legislature: Hard-working farms hit hard by severe weather, inflation

Sen. Steve Erdman - Jun. 27, 2022

In a few days, Americans will celebrate their independence from Great Britain by feasting on hotdogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob, watermelon, and homemade ice cream. Inflation will make our Fourth of July celebrations more expensive this year, especially for farmers in Nebraska who are struggling to make ends meet. For many Nebraskans, the state […]

Erdman in the Legislature: Hard-working farms hit hard by severe weather, inflation

Sen. Steve Erdman -

In a few days, Americans will celebrate their independence from Great Britain by feasting on hotdogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob, watermelon, and homemade ice cream. Inflation will make our Fourth of July celebrations more expensive this year, especially for farmers in Nebraska who are struggling to make ends meet. For many Nebraskans, the state […]

Erdman at the Legislature: Understanding the U.S. flag

Sen. Steve Erdman - Jun. 10, 2022

Flag Day, June 14, is a time to proudly fly the Stars and Stripes, to recall our American heritage, to honor our values of liberty and justice for all, and celebrate the republic of the United States for which it stands. Many American soldiers have risked their lives and even died to protect that star […]

Erdman at the Legislature: Understanding the U.S. flag

Sen. Steve Erdman -

Flag Day, June 14, is a time to proudly fly the Stars and Stripes, to recall our American heritage, to honor our values of liberty and justice for all, and celebrate the republic of the United States for which it stands. Many American soldiers have risked their lives and even died to protect that star […]

Erdman at the Legislature: Not impressed with new license plate design

Sen. Steve Erdman - Jun. 3, 2022

How about that new 2023 license plate design?  Some like it; most don’t.  After Nebraska’s First Lady, Susanne Shore, revealed the new license plate design at a press conference with Gov. Ricketts last Tuesday, the responses that followed on social media were mostly negative.  I share that opinion. The new design does not represent folks […]

Erdman at the Legislature: Not impressed with new license plate design

Sen. Steve Erdman -

How about that new 2023 license plate design?  Some like it; most don’t.  After Nebraska’s First Lady, Susanne Shore, revealed the new license plate design at a press conference with Gov. Ricketts last Tuesday, the responses that followed on social media were mostly negative.  I share that opinion. The new design does not represent folks […]

Erdman at the Legislature: Unspeakable courage

Sen. Steve Erdman - May. 22, 2022

As Americans we never tire of sharing stories of fearless bravery that have provided us with freedom and protected our liberties for almost 250 years, especially against foreign oppressors.  As we enter the Memorial Day weekend, one of those stories I have read of valiant bravery has finally come to a peaceful end. It is the […]

Erdman at the Legislature: Unspeakable courage

Sen. Steve Erdman -

As Americans we never tire of sharing stories of fearless bravery that have provided us with freedom and protected our liberties for almost 250 years, especially against foreign oppressors.  As we enter the Memorial Day weekend, one of those stories I have read of valiant bravery has finally come to a peaceful end. It is the […]

Erdman at the Legislature: Divisive campaign for governor

Sen. Steve Erdman - May. 13, 2022

This year’s primary election will likely go down in history as one of Nebraska’s nastiest primary elections ever, especially in regards to the gubernatorial race. Now that the election is over, Republican party leaders are especially facing the very difficult task of trying to unify the party before the general election comes later this fall. […]

Erdman at the Legislature: Divisive campaign for governor

Sen. Steve Erdman -

This year’s primary election will likely go down in history as one of Nebraska’s nastiest primary elections ever, especially in regards to the gubernatorial race. Now that the election is over, Republican party leaders are especially facing the very difficult task of trying to unify the party before the general election comes later this fall. […]

Erdman at the Legislature: Unicameral divided on abortion issue

Sen. Steve Erdman - May. 9, 2022

The big news last week was the leaked draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court, suggesting the high court’s intention to overturn the landmark 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade which legalized abortion nationwide.  Although the leaked opinion piece does not represent the high court’s final decision in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s […]

Erdman at the Legislature: Unicameral divided on abortion issue

Sen. Steve Erdman -

The big news last week was the leaked draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court, suggesting the high court’s intention to overturn the landmark 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade which legalized abortion nationwide.  Although the leaked opinion piece does not represent the high court’s final decision in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s […]

Erdman at the Legislature: The bird flu outbreak

Sen. Steve Erdman - May. 3, 2022

Why did the chicken cross the road?  Probably to get to somewhere where it’s still safe from the bird flu.  The avian (bird) flu has come to Nebraska. The bird flu has been especially bad in the eastern part of the state. Millions of birds are being euthanized in eastern Nebraska. Nebraska has already experienced […]

Erdman at the Legislature: The bird flu outbreak

Sen. Steve Erdman -

Why did the chicken cross the road?  Probably to get to somewhere where it’s still safe from the bird flu.  The avian (bird) flu has come to Nebraska. The bird flu has been especially bad in the eastern part of the state. Millions of birds are being euthanized in eastern Nebraska. Nebraska has already experienced […]

Erdman at the Legislature: True tax reform is needed

Sen. Steve Erdman - Apr. 19, 2022

Ever since I became a state senator six years ago, my No. 1 priority has been to give Nebraskans meaningful and significant tax relief, especially property tax relief.  The second session of the 107th Legislature is scheduled will end sine die on Wednesday, April 20.  Therefore, I would like to assess the status of tax […]

Erdman at the Legislature: True tax reform is needed

Sen. Steve Erdman -

Ever since I became a state senator six years ago, my No. 1 priority has been to give Nebraskans meaningful and significant tax relief, especially property tax relief.  The second session of the 107th Legislature is scheduled will end sine die on Wednesday, April 20.  Therefore, I would like to assess the status of tax […]