Loading

Brewer at the Legislature: Public meeting required of renewable energy developers

Sen. Tom Brewer - Apr. 7, 2024

One of the bills that I have brought to the floor this session concerns public power and private renewable energy generators. LB 399 has been prioritized by Sen. Bruce Bostelman. This bill is about how privately-owned intermittent generators of “renewable” energy fit into our unique public power system we have in Nebraska. This is a […]

Brewer at the Legislature: Public meeting required of renewable energy developers

Sen. Tom Brewer -

One of the bills that I have brought to the floor this session concerns public power and private renewable energy generators. LB 399 has been prioritized by Sen. Bruce Bostelman. This bill is about how privately-owned intermittent generators of “renewable” energy fit into our unique public power system we have in Nebraska. This is a […]

Archived: Brewer in the Legislature: Property tax reform

Sen. Tom Brewer - Mar. 30, 2024

In 1966, the good people of Nebraska had finally had enough of the ‘State Property Tax.’ Led by the Nebraska Farm Bureau, they collected the needed signatures on the initiative petition. They put the question to the people on the November ballot. By a margin of 50.89% to 49.11% the people of Nebraska passed a […]

Archived: Brewer in the Legislature: Property tax reform

Sen. Tom Brewer -

In 1966, the good people of Nebraska had finally had enough of the ‘State Property Tax.’ Led by the Nebraska Farm Bureau, they collected the needed signatures on the initiative petition. They put the question to the people on the November ballot. By a margin of 50.89% to 49.11% the people of Nebraska passed a […]

Archived: Brewer in the Legislature: Individual liberty, keeping government in check

Sen. Tom Brewer - Mar. 21, 2024

This week in the Legislature was a productive one for my office. We advanced several important bills of mine relating to school security, elections, veterans, and public transparency. One that I am particularly proud of was the LB 43 committee priority bill package that we sent to the governor’s desk. Legislative Bill 43 was originally […]

Archived: Brewer in the Legislature: Individual liberty, keeping government in check

Sen. Tom Brewer -

This week in the Legislature was a productive one for my office. We advanced several important bills of mine relating to school security, elections, veterans, and public transparency. One that I am particularly proud of was the LB 43 committee priority bill package that we sent to the governor’s desk. Legislative Bill 43 was originally […]

Archived: Brewer at the Legislature: Protecting the public, public power system too

Sen. Tom Brewer - Mar. 15, 2024

One of the bills that I will bring to the floor this session concerns public power and private renewable energy generators. LB 399 has been prioritized by Sen. Bruce Bostelman. This bill is about how privately-owned intermittent generators of “renewable” energy fit into the unique public power system we have in Nebraska. This is a […]

Archived: Brewer at the Legislature: Protecting the public, public power system too

Sen. Tom Brewer -

One of the bills that I will bring to the floor this session concerns public power and private renewable energy generators. LB 399 has been prioritized by Sen. Bruce Bostelman. This bill is about how privately-owned intermittent generators of “renewable” energy fit into the unique public power system we have in Nebraska. This is a […]

Archived: Brewer at the Legislature: Nebraska’s beautiful capitol building

Sen. Tom Brewer - Mar. 8, 2024

I attended the governor’s formal Statehood Day Dinner on the 1st of March with my staff. As I wrap up my time in the Legislature, having a formal meal served in the Rotunda of our beautiful capitol was a really special treat. President Franklin Pierce signed the Nebraska-Kansas Act on May 30, 1854 creating the […]

Archived: Brewer at the Legislature: Nebraska’s beautiful capitol building

Sen. Tom Brewer -

I attended the governor’s formal Statehood Day Dinner on the 1st of March with my staff. As I wrap up my time in the Legislature, having a formal meal served in the Rotunda of our beautiful capitol was a really special treat. President Franklin Pierce signed the Nebraska-Kansas Act on May 30, 1854 creating the […]

Archived: Brewer at the Legislature: Hornady Mfg., priority bills

Sen. Tom Brewer - Mar. 2, 2024

Today I had the privilege to tour the Hornady Manufacturing Company in Grand Island. I would like to thank Sen. Brian Hardin for setting it up. Thanks as well to my good friend Steve Hornady and his wonderful staff for opening his business to us. Along with about a dozen other senators and staff, we […]

Archived: Brewer at the Legislature: Hornady Mfg., priority bills

Sen. Tom Brewer -

Today I had the privilege to tour the Hornady Manufacturing Company in Grand Island. I would like to thank Sen. Brian Hardin for setting it up. Thanks as well to my good friend Steve Hornady and his wonderful staff for opening his business to us. Along with about a dozen other senators and staff, we […]

Archived: Brewer in the Legislature: Return of the R-project, part 2

Sen. Tom Brewer - Feb. 23, 2024

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently announced that is seeking public comment on the new and improved Habitat Conservation Plan and Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the R-Project powerline. I strongly encourage all Nebraskans to oppose this powerline and contact their Public Power board member. The tragic and unnecessary destruction of the […]

Archived: Brewer in the Legislature: Return of the R-project, part 2

Sen. Tom Brewer -

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently announced that is seeking public comment on the new and improved Habitat Conservation Plan and Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the R-Project powerline. I strongly encourage all Nebraskans to oppose this powerline and contact their Public Power board member. The tragic and unnecessary destruction of the […]

Archived: Brewer in the Legislature: Supporting priority bills

Sen. Tom Brewer - Feb. 18, 2024

Valentines Day was the deadline for senators to designate their personal priority bill. A senator can introduce as many bills as they wish during the first 10 days of the session. Our rules say the Speaker must put priority bills on the agenda. This assumes the senator has managed to convince the chairman of the […]

Archived: Brewer in the Legislature: Supporting priority bills

Sen. Tom Brewer -

Valentines Day was the deadline for senators to designate their personal priority bill. A senator can introduce as many bills as they wish during the first 10 days of the session. Our rules say the Speaker must put priority bills on the agenda. This assumes the senator has managed to convince the chairman of the […]

Archived: Brewer at the Legislature: Return of the R-Project powerline through Sandhills

Sen. Tom Brewer - Feb. 9, 2024

In 2020 I wrote a lengthy and detailed “amicus brief” (friend of the court) concerning NPPD’s proposed R-Project powerline. The U.S. District Court in Colorado agreed with the plaintiffs, and put a stop to this terrible, unnecessary project. I have spent years trying to convince NPPD that a “supplemental environmental impact statement” is needed, so […]

Archived: Brewer at the Legislature: Return of the R-Project powerline through Sandhills

Sen. Tom Brewer -

In 2020 I wrote a lengthy and detailed “amicus brief” (friend of the court) concerning NPPD’s proposed R-Project powerline. The U.S. District Court in Colorado agreed with the plaintiffs, and put a stop to this terrible, unnecessary project. I have spent years trying to convince NPPD that a “supplemental environmental impact statement” is needed, so […]

Archived: Brewer at the Legislature: Electronic cattle IDs, discrimination against Hornady ammo

Sen. Tom Brewer - Feb. 4, 2024

I have received a number of calls from ranchers concerned about Electronic Identification of livestock (EID). Let me start by saying there is no such bill being considered by the Nebraska legislature. I believe concerns about this started with the US Department of Agriculture proposing regulation changes. After speaking with the legislature’s Agriculture Committee staff […]

Archived: Brewer at the Legislature: Electronic cattle IDs, discrimination against Hornady ammo

Sen. Tom Brewer -

I have received a number of calls from ranchers concerned about Electronic Identification of livestock (EID). Let me start by saying there is no such bill being considered by the Nebraska legislature. I believe concerns about this started with the US Department of Agriculture proposing regulation changes. After speaking with the legislature’s Agriculture Committee staff […]