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Brewer at the Legislature: Wyoming is good neighbor for energy

Sen. Tom Brewer - Sep. 30, 2022

One of the blessings of Nebraska is the border we share with the state of Wyoming, and the feeling is mutual. The similarities between the people, the culture, and the values in western Nebraska and eastern Wyoming are numerous. Here in Nebraska, we are a national leader in the production of food crops and we […]

Brewer at the Legislature: Wyoming is good neighbor for energy

Sen. Tom Brewer -

One of the blessings of Nebraska is the border we share with the state of Wyoming, and the feeling is mutual. The similarities between the people, the culture, and the values in western Nebraska and eastern Wyoming are numerous. Here in Nebraska, we are a national leader in the production of food crops and we […]

Brewer at the Legislature: Coming back with constitutional carry bill

Sen. Tom Brewer - Sep. 26, 2022

Fall weather has started making appearances here and there. This time of year is also when legislative proposals are being changed from hazy concepts into words on the page of a bill draft. The Legislature’s Revisor of Statutes makes that magic happen. Sometimes there is a lot of back and forth.  A major project that […]

Brewer at the Legislature: Coming back with constitutional carry bill

Sen. Tom Brewer -

Fall weather has started making appearances here and there. This time of year is also when legislative proposals are being changed from hazy concepts into words on the page of a bill draft. The Legislature’s Revisor of Statutes makes that magic happen. Sometimes there is a lot of back and forth.  A major project that […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: Property taxes, budget hearings

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

What’s with the pink card that I got in the mail titled, “NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE”? If you have received a large pink card in the mail recently, your taxes might be going up. Under recent “Truth in Taxation” legislation, a political subdivision (city, county, school district, community college) whose proposed budget exceeds the […]

Jacobson at the Legislature: Property taxes, budget hearings

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

What’s with the pink card that I got in the mail titled, “NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE”? If you have received a large pink card in the mail recently, your taxes might be going up. Under recent “Truth in Taxation” legislation, a political subdivision (city, county, school district, community college) whose proposed budget exceeds the […]

Erdman at the Legislature: Economy, pink tax increase notices

Sen. Steve Erdman - Sep. 23, 2022

All of the signs are indicating that the U.S. economy is entering into a long-term recession. Last Wednesday, the Federal Reserve raised the key interest rate by three-quarters of a point and raised the short-term interest rate from 3% to 3.25%, the highest level since 2008. Add to this the Biden Administration’s plan for student […]

Erdman at the Legislature: Economy, pink tax increase notices

Sen. Steve Erdman -

All of the signs are indicating that the U.S. economy is entering into a long-term recession. Last Wednesday, the Federal Reserve raised the key interest rate by three-quarters of a point and raised the short-term interest rate from 3% to 3.25%, the highest level since 2008. Add to this the Biden Administration’s plan for student […]

Tough times ahead for drought stricken areas

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

Now that fall has arrived, the attention of ag producers has turned to harvest. Ranchers have completed their hay harvest and are preparing for the winter-feeding season once the grazing season comes to a close. The areas of the Sandhills that got some good rainfall this summer should have enough hay production to allow those […]

Tough times ahead for drought stricken areas

Sen. Mike Jacobson -

Now that fall has arrived, the attention of ag producers has turned to harvest. Ranchers have completed their hay harvest and are preparing for the winter-feeding season once the grazing season comes to a close. The areas of the Sandhills that got some good rainfall this summer should have enough hay production to allow those […]

Brewer at the Legislature: Property taxes contribute unfair share to schools

Sen. Tom Brewer - Sep. 20, 2022

Every session of the legislature I introduce a resolution. Last session it was called LR 13 CA. It proposes a constitutional amendment to place a limit on how much property taxes can be used to fund public schools. Article VII, Section 1 of the Nebraska constitution reads; “The Legislature shall provide for the free instruction […]

Brewer at the Legislature: Property taxes contribute unfair share to schools

Sen. Tom Brewer -

Every session of the legislature I introduce a resolution. Last session it was called LR 13 CA. It proposes a constitutional amendment to place a limit on how much property taxes can be used to fund public schools. Article VII, Section 1 of the Nebraska constitution reads; “The Legislature shall provide for the free instruction […]