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Opinion

Erdman at the Legislature: Economy, pink tax increase notices

Sen. Steve Erdman - Sep 23, 2022
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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.

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Tough times ahead for drought stricken areas

Sen. Mike Jacobson - Sep 23, 2022
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Now that fall has arrived, the attention of ag producers has turned to harvest.

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Inbox: Stevens, not Tegtmeier for state school board

Letter to the Editor - Sep 23, 2022
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As a retired educator and supervisor of student teachers in the western part of Nebraska, I have been in many public and private school classrooms and I’m very proud of the teachers and administrators who are educating our students.

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

Sen. Tom Brewer - Sep 20, 2022
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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.

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Slush funds open door to more Beltway corruption

Guest Opinion - Sep 20, 2022
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President Joe Biden has made eradicating government corruption a top priority: "Fighting corruption is not just good governance," he recently proclaimed. "It is self-defense. It is patriotism, and it's essential to the preservation of our democracy and our future."

Inbox: No rate increase from NPPD

Letter to the Editor - Sep 19, 2022
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I am happy to report there will be no overall rate increase from the Nebraska Public Power District for 2023.

Past Opinions

Erdman at the Legislature: Let public know senator’s votes for committee chairs123 views
Inbox: Open message to Sen. Jacobson224 views
Brewer in the Legislature: Standing up for western Nebraska water rights63 views
Protecting Title IX from the Biden administration67 views