Unicameral committees will hear bills on at least three other issues with rural interest, including broadband service, regulation of “mechanical amusement” and cash devices and casino-horse track “racino” combinations.
State Sen. Tom Briese's Legislative Bill 143 avoids the risk that interstate motorists between North Platte and Julesburg would have to change clocks twice within 80 miles during the summer.
North Platte lawyer Steve Kay says he had to give up his practice and work in North Dakota to get a job with health insurance for his wife, who has multiple sclerosis.
The region's lawmakers will present bills affecting religious freedom, law enforcement training, small rural hospitals and agriculture. Another notable bill would put Nebraska on permanent daylight saving time.
Urban Affairs Committee members reviewed Legislative Bill 98, which would further refine the tax-refund program for renovating older homes, and LB 33, addressing when mayors can vote at city council meetings.
Sunday's editorial says the Legislature must remember the unborn child, whose full humanity has for far too long been denied, and the mother, who lives forever with that child’s reality.
The Urban Affairs Committee Tuesday will hear North Platte state Sen. Mike Jacobson's bills to refine the 2020 “microTIF” law and tweak when mayors can vote on City Council matters.
Keno proceeds have risen 93% statewide, 30.4% in west central Nebraska and 3.8% in North Platte since 2004-05, according to the Nebraska Department of Revenue's Charitable Gaming Division.
Lawmakers voted 32-14 to reject a motion by state Sen. Megan Hunt of Omaha to rerefer Legislative Bill 626 to the Judiciary Committee. One of the bill's 29 cosponsors was absent.
State Sen. Steve Erdman's bill would reset a protested taxable value to the previous year’s valuation if the Tax Equalization and Review Commission hasn’t settled the owner’s appeal by spring.
State Sen. Tom Brewer's other four regional colleagues are among the 26 cosponsors of Legislative Bill 77, which will be heard at 1:30 p.m. CT Thursday (12:30 p.m. MT).
It's meant for people whose disabilities rule out attending a live State Capitol hearing or have immunodeficiency issues making it risky to be in public, says Speaker John Arch's office.
Bills to loosen concealed-weapons bans, enact a statewide "consumption tax" and restore a two-house, partisan Nebraska Legislature were among Thursday's bills from regional senators.