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Erdman at the Legislature: Biting back at hit mail, explaining term-limit proposal

Sen. Steve Erdman - Feb. 8, 2023

By now many of you have received a postcard or two in the mail indicting me for trying to repeal term limits. Since these postcards went out in the mail, I have received numerous phone calls and emails about term limits.  I deeply appreciate the phone calls and the emails I have received. I have […]

Erdman at the Legislature: Biting back at hit mail, explaining term-limit proposal

Sen. Steve Erdman -

By now many of you have received a postcard or two in the mail indicting me for trying to repeal term limits. Since these postcards went out in the mail, I have received numerous phone calls and emails about term limits.  I deeply appreciate the phone calls and the emails I have received. I have […]

Erdman at the Legislature: Hearing season at State Capitol

Sen. Steve Erdman - Jan. 27, 2023

Every bill that gets introduced in the Unicameral Legislature gets a public hearing.  Hearings for certain committees will last through the month of March. Last week, the Legislature held hearings on four of my bills, so today I would like to tell you about those hearings. The first of my bills to have a public […]

Erdman at the Legislature: Hearing season at State Capitol

Sen. Steve Erdman -

Every bill that gets introduced in the Unicameral Legislature gets a public hearing.  Hearings for certain committees will last through the month of March. Last week, the Legislature held hearings on four of my bills, so today I would like to tell you about those hearings. The first of my bills to have a public […]

Erdman at the Legislature: New procedural rules

Sen. Steve Erdman - Jan. 20, 2023

Last week we passed the rules for the 108th Legislature, with 44 senators voting in favor. As chair of the rules committee, I am proud that our Rules Committee was able to process 58 proposed rule changes, hold hearings on every proposed rule change, and create a rules package which passed in such a short […]

Erdman at the Legislature: New procedural rules

Sen. Steve Erdman -

Last week we passed the rules for the 108th Legislature, with 44 senators voting in favor. As chair of the rules committee, I am proud that our Rules Committee was able to process 58 proposed rule changes, hold hearings on every proposed rule change, and create a rules package which passed in such a short […]

Erdman at the Legislature: How rules are changed

Sen. Steve Erdman - Jan. 13, 2023

This year I was elected chair of the Rules Committee. At the beginning of each biennial session of the Nebraska Legislature new rule changes get proposed by senators, and so it becomes the job of the Rules Committee to sift through their proposed changes and decide which ones to advance to the floor of Legislature […]

Erdman at the Legislature: How rules are changed

Sen. Steve Erdman -

This year I was elected chair of the Rules Committee. At the beginning of each biennial session of the Nebraska Legislature new rule changes get proposed by senators, and so it becomes the job of the Rules Committee to sift through their proposed changes and decide which ones to advance to the floor of Legislature […]

Erdman at the Legislature: ‘In God We Trust’ should be displayed in public schools

Sen. Steve Erdman - Dec. 19, 2022

One of the bills that I will introduce next year is a bill to put posters displaying our national motto, “In God We Trust” in all of Nebraska’s public schools just like we have in all of our courthouses. Actually, I will be re-introducing this bill. I have introduced this bill in each biennial legislative […]

Erdman at the Legislature: ‘In God We Trust’ should be displayed in public schools

Sen. Steve Erdman -

One of the bills that I will introduce next year is a bill to put posters displaying our national motto, “In God We Trust” in all of Nebraska’s public schools just like we have in all of our courthouses. Actually, I will be re-introducing this bill. I have introduced this bill in each biennial legislative […]

Erdman at the Legislature: Property tax appeals should be promptly decided

Sen. Steve Erdman - Dec. 13, 2022

One of the bills I will introduce in January will affect the way properties get valuated once an appeal has been filed with the Tax Equalization and Review Commission.  The current process is a mess and always leaves property owners holding the short end of the stick.  So, before I reveal my solution, let me […]

Erdman at the Legislature: Property tax appeals should be promptly decided

Sen. Steve Erdman -

One of the bills I will introduce in January will affect the way properties get valuated once an appeal has been filed with the Tax Equalization and Review Commission.  The current process is a mess and always leaves property owners holding the short end of the stick.  So, before I reveal my solution, let me […]

Erdman at the Legislature: A simple but important word in the law

Sen. Steve Erdman - Dec. 2, 2022

One of the bills that I will introduce next year is a damaged property bill. Although I introduced this bill during the last legislative session, the bill’s language got grafted into the Revenue Committee’s Christmas tree bill. This meant that those with destroyed properties during the first half of the year could now apply to have […]

Erdman at the Legislature: A simple but important word in the law

Sen. Steve Erdman -

One of the bills that I will introduce next year is a damaged property bill. Although I introduced this bill during the last legislative session, the bill’s language got grafted into the Revenue Committee’s Christmas tree bill. This meant that those with destroyed properties during the first half of the year could now apply to have […]

Erdman at the Legislature: Why the price of eggs is increasing

Sen. Steve Erdman - Nov. 28, 2022

Did you enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner this year? Perhaps you noticed that this year’s menu may not have include deviled eggs.  That’s because grocery store shelves have been empty, and grocers have been struggling to find eggs to sell. Nebraska has been the second hardest state hit by the avian bird flu this year. We are second […]

Erdman at the Legislature: Why the price of eggs is increasing

Sen. Steve Erdman -

Did you enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner this year? Perhaps you noticed that this year’s menu may not have include deviled eggs.  That’s because grocery store shelves have been empty, and grocers have been struggling to find eggs to sell. Nebraska has been the second hardest state hit by the avian bird flu this year. We are second […]

Erdman at the Legislature: Military injustice

Sen. Steve Erdman - Nov. 8, 2022

Veterans Day is Nov. 11, a special day Americans set aside every year to honor those who have served our country faithfully in the armed forces. However, Veterans Day does not end on Nov. 12. Honoring our veterans is something that should be done every day.  Unfortunately, not all Americans see it this way. In recent years, […]

Erdman at the Legislature: Military injustice

Sen. Steve Erdman -

Veterans Day is Nov. 11, a special day Americans set aside every year to honor those who have served our country faithfully in the armed forces. However, Veterans Day does not end on Nov. 12. Honoring our veterans is something that should be done every day.  Unfortunately, not all Americans see it this way. In recent years, […]

Erdman at the Legislature: Lack of diesel fuel could lead to economic crisis

Sen. Steve Erdman - Oct. 31, 2022

America’s diesel supplies are running dangerously low.  As of Oct. 14, the U.S. had only 25.4 days left of its diesel supply, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Then on Oct. 21, stockpiles of diesel reached their lowest point ever for this time of year, at least ever since the EIA began tracking this […]

Erdman at the Legislature: Lack of diesel fuel could lead to economic crisis

Sen. Steve Erdman -

America’s diesel supplies are running dangerously low.  As of Oct. 14, the U.S. had only 25.4 days left of its diesel supply, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Then on Oct. 21, stockpiles of diesel reached their lowest point ever for this time of year, at least ever since the EIA began tracking this […]