Bills Legislature

Brewer’s Latest Bill to Kill Clean Wind Energy

Brewer’s Latest Bill to Kill Clean Wind Energy This Thursday, January 31, the Committee on Government, Military, and Veterans Affairs will hear testimony on LB 373, Senator Tom Brewer’s latest effort to kill the development of clean wind energy in Nebraska.  Why is Brewer so hostile to wind energy?  We refer you back to our […]

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Episode 4: Let the Games Begin!

The Nebraska legislative session has begun! So we begin Episode 4 with a practical civics lesson. How do you testify on a bill (either in person or in writing)? What’s it like to testify in person? And what happens after that? And there are some big bills coming up this session (ranging from the sublime […]

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Lincoln Policy Summit – Melody’s Takeaways

I just had my socks knocked by an event called simply, “Lincoln Policy Summit.” It was put on by several organizations in Lincoln that believe in the power of women; Planned Parenthood, YWCA, Women’s Foundation, and League of Women Voters of Nebraska. The day was jam-packed, and included voices from policy leaders, elected officials, and […]

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Why is Ricketts Duplicating Blood’s Efforts on Military Retirement?

Governor Ricketts seems to like Senator Carol Blood’s work so much he is co-opting it as his own. Nebraska State Senator Carol Blood represents the Bellevue area. She considers the issues affecting military families to be among her top priorities. She has a great track record on this front, proposing several military family bills that […]

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Nebraska Legislative Predictions for 2019

SR is proud to present Episode 3 of Seeing Red: The Pod. April, Melody, and Stephanie speculate about what’s to come in Nebraska’s 2019 legislative session. They discuss what they’re watching, their hopes, and celebrate the governor’s weakened ability for executive overreach.