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Slama Skipped Bills

  BILL TITLE LB4 Change mileage reimbursement and filing fees and eliminate certain notice requirements under the Tax Equalization and Review Commission Act LB4A Appropriation Bill LB11 Provide for interlocal agreements regarding nuisances LB15 Adopt the Children of Nebraska Hearing Aid Act LB43 Adopt the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of

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Access to Health Care

A critical issue for Southeast Nebraska is access to quality rural healthcare at an affordable cost – especially in the midst of a pandemic. As former president of the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation Board in Nebraska City, I saw the many challenges that a Hospital Administrator must face on a

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Workforce Housing in Rural Nebraska

As we work to continually improve the quality of living and the viability of our communities in our corner of Southeast Nebraska, a constant problem is the availability of housing for our workforce. To keep our rural communities thriving, we must have jobs. So, we work to recruit businesses. But

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Sacred Duty to Vote

Our Founding Fathers in the Declaration of Independence pledged ‘their Lives, their Fortunes, and their sacred Honor’ for our Freedoms. Many of them gave all of this in the effort to establish our nation. Thomas Jefferson wrote, ‘Governments are instituted and derive their just Powers from the Consent of the

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Farmers Union pulls Slama endorsement/Palmtag gains Teachers

Gov. Dave Heineman says Palmtag has momentum in LD 1 race SYRACUSE  – The Nebraska Farmers Union has pulled their Primary Election endorsement of Sen. Julie Slama, former Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman announced at an event with Legislative District 1 candidate Janet Palmtag.  “She’s (Palmtag) got the momentum. The reason

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Investing in Rural Broadband

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly magnified the challenges of the digital divide in rural Nebraska. Students learning from home cannot succeed without access to rural broadband. Parents cannot work from home without access to at least minimum broadband speeds. This is not a new problem. Rural businesses lacking broadband have

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