ZW Weekly 2/3/2020

The Nebraska Legislature has concluded its first month of session. With more than a quarter of the legislative days behind us and two of six weeks of committee hearings complete, much work remains. The big-ticket items—including property tax relief and business tax...

ZW Weekly 01/28/2020

Bills … Bills … Bills The field is set. 482 bills have been introduced in this second session, combined with the 481 still alive from last session. Minus the six that have already been withdrawn (a weirdly high number), that leaves us with 957 bills for...

ZW Weekly 5/17/2019

The cheering you can hear out your window is Michelle and me celebrating the Speaker’s announcement that the Legislature will adjourn six legislative days early. Adjournment Sine Die was originally scheduled for June 6 and now has been moved to May 31. The six...

ZW Weekly 05/10/2019

Budget given first-round approval “We’re going to put politics in front of prudence,” Appropriations Chairman John Stinner remarked as Senators debated an amendment to the state’s $9.3 billion biennial budget this week. Despite Senator Stinner’s...

ZW Weekly 1/18/2019

We recovered from the Inaugural Ball and dug ourselves out from the snow in time for a very full week at the Nebraska Legislature: Bill Introduction Bill introduction continues, with only two days left to introduce bills. The link below contains summaries of all...