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Brewer in the Legislature: Supreme Court strikes down gun controls

Sen. Tom Brewer - Jun. 24, 2022

Earlier this year, I made it clear that my No. 1 priority in the Legislature was to pass a permitless concealed carry bill. I believe that our laws should allow Nebraskans to exercise their right to keep and bear arms without asking permission, paying a fee, or jumping through other bureaucratic hoops. Civil rights should […]

Brewer in the Legislature: Supreme Court strikes down gun controls

Sen. Tom Brewer -

Earlier this year, I made it clear that my No. 1 priority in the Legislature was to pass a permitless concealed carry bill. I believe that our laws should allow Nebraskans to exercise their right to keep and bear arms without asking permission, paying a fee, or jumping through other bureaucratic hoops. Civil rights should […]

Brewer at the Legislature: Convention of States is needed

Sen. Tom Brewer - Jun. 20, 2022

Early last session, my friend Sen. Steve Halloran passed Legislative Resolution 14. This was Nebraska’s application to Congress to call a convention of the states for proposing amendments to the federal constitution. Nebraska became the 17th state to pass this resolution. Since then, the West Virgina and South Carolina legislatures have passed this resolution bringing […]

Brewer at the Legislature: Convention of States is needed

Sen. Tom Brewer -

Early last session, my friend Sen. Steve Halloran passed Legislative Resolution 14. This was Nebraska’s application to Congress to call a convention of the states for proposing amendments to the federal constitution. Nebraska became the 17th state to pass this resolution. Since then, the West Virgina and South Carolina legislatures have passed this resolution bringing […]

Brewer at the Legislature: School security after Uvalde massacre

Sen. Tom Brewer - Jun. 10, 2022

By now everyone is familiar with the Uvalde, Texas mass murder. As one of the strongest supporters of the Second Amendment in the Nebraska Legislature, I felt expressing my opinion on this matter was something many people expected me to do. Out of respect for the families of the victims, I wanted to wait for […]

Brewer at the Legislature: School security after Uvalde massacre

Sen. Tom Brewer -

By now everyone is familiar with the Uvalde, Texas mass murder. As one of the strongest supporters of the Second Amendment in the Nebraska Legislature, I felt expressing my opinion on this matter was something many people expected me to do. Out of respect for the families of the victims, I wanted to wait for […]

Brewer at the Legislature: Wars today require essentially no sacrifice from civilians

Sen. Tom Brewer - May. 31, 2022

Memorial Day weekend is the day we honor those who died wearing the uniform of our country. This holiday is for our “Gold Star” families. A “gold star” refers to a small service flag that was invented and approved by the Department of Defense during World War 1. The rectangular flag with a white field […]

Brewer at the Legislature: Wars today require essentially no sacrifice from civilians

Sen. Tom Brewer -

Memorial Day weekend is the day we honor those who died wearing the uniform of our country. This holiday is for our “Gold Star” families. A “gold star” refers to a small service flag that was invented and approved by the Department of Defense during World War 1. The rectangular flag with a white field […]

Brewer in the Legislature: Fears of food shortages

Sen. Tom Brewer - May. 22, 2022

In the six years I have been a Nebraska state senator, I have never received so many calls and messages from citizens concerned about things that only the federal government can address. I think people go home after work and turn on the news and see yet another example of federal government incompetence causing problems. […]

Brewer in the Legislature: Fears of food shortages

Sen. Tom Brewer -

In the six years I have been a Nebraska state senator, I have never received so many calls and messages from citizens concerned about things that only the federal government can address. I think people go home after work and turn on the news and see yet another example of federal government incompetence causing problems. […]

Brewer at the Legislature: Nursing home crisis

Sen. Tom Brewer - May. 13, 2022

The nursing home situation in rural Nebraska is facing some very serious challenges. Last year, there were at least six nursing homes that closed in rural Nebraska. We lost the nursing home in Valentine and the facilities in Ainsworth and Crawford are in tough shape. Skilled nursing facilities across the state face similar challenges. Back […]

Brewer at the Legislature: Nursing home crisis

Sen. Tom Brewer -

The nursing home situation in rural Nebraska is facing some very serious challenges. Last year, there were at least six nursing homes that closed in rural Nebraska. We lost the nursing home in Valentine and the facilities in Ainsworth and Crawford are in tough shape. Skilled nursing facilities across the state face similar challenges. Back […]

Brewer at the Legislature: Return dignity to abortion debate

Sen. Tom Brewer - May. 11, 2022

Abortion is an important issue for a clear majority of Nebraskans. The recent leak of a Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) draft opinion concerning an abortion case before the court is shocking. My lawyer friends tell me something like this is unprecedented in history, and represents a huge betrayal of the integrity of […]

Brewer at the Legislature: Return dignity to abortion debate

Sen. Tom Brewer -

Abortion is an important issue for a clear majority of Nebraskans. The recent leak of a Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) draft opinion concerning an abortion case before the court is shocking. My lawyer friends tell me something like this is unprecedented in history, and represents a huge betrayal of the integrity of […]

Brewer at the Legislature: Election reforms

Sen. Tom Brewer - May. 3, 2022

One of the bills I was able to pass this past session was LB 843 — an election law bill that had pieces of seven different bills amended into it. Any bill that deals with this subject is one of the hardest things to pass in the Nebraska Legislature. I don’t believe I have ever […]

Brewer at the Legislature: Election reforms

Sen. Tom Brewer -

One of the bills I was able to pass this past session was LB 843 — an election law bill that had pieces of seven different bills amended into it. Any bill that deals with this subject is one of the hardest things to pass in the Nebraska Legislature. I don’t believe I have ever […]

Brewer at the Legislature: Property tax that is refundable

Sen. Tom Brewer - Apr. 10, 2022

LB 873 passed and was sent to the Governor this week. As far as tax relief in Nebraska goes, this is the biggest tax cut I have seen since I first came to the legislature in 2017. LB 873 passed because the senators in the revenue committee reached a compromise. There are a lot of […]

Brewer at the Legislature: Property tax that is refundable

Sen. Tom Brewer -

LB 873 passed and was sent to the Governor this week. As far as tax relief in Nebraska goes, this is the biggest tax cut I have seen since I first came to the legislature in 2017. LB 873 passed because the senators in the revenue committee reached a compromise. There are a lot of […]

Brewer at the Legislature: Grand tax bill ready as clock winds down

Sen. Tom Brewer - Apr. 1, 2022

On April 1, we completed day 52 of our 60-day session. With time growing shorter, so are tempers. I do not think I have ever seen this many filibusters used in a session. Because of all the time spent doing this, quite a few bills will never get a chance to be placed on the […]

Brewer at the Legislature: Grand tax bill ready as clock winds down

Sen. Tom Brewer -

On April 1, we completed day 52 of our 60-day session. With time growing shorter, so are tempers. I do not think I have ever seen this many filibusters used in a session. Because of all the time spent doing this, quite a few bills will never get a chance to be placed on the […]