January 10th, 2013
Thank you for visiting my legislative website. It is an honor to represent the people of the 12th legislative district in the Nebraska Unicameral during the 2013 legislative session.
Please feel free to contact me with any issues or concerns you may have regarding legislation, public policy or your state government. My staff and I look forward to hearing from you and assisting you. You can reach me by using the contact information on the right side of this page.
March 28th, 2013
Last week marked the halfway point of the 2013 Legislative Session. Typically the Legislature starts full day debate during this point of the 90 day session because public hearings on bills have been completed. This year we started full day debate on March 27th.
As a result, public hearings have now been held on all of the legislation I introduced and several bills have been or will be debated by the entire legislature during the remaining months of the legislative session. My priority bill is Legislative Bill 104, which would encourage wind farm developers to locate large wind projects throughout our state. Wind farms are a good source of energy but more importantly they provide a significant boost to rural areas of Nebraska through investment, jobs, tax payments, and income for landowners.
Other legislative issues that I have worked on this session include quality child care, prescription drug monitoring, career education, services for Nebraskans with a developmental disability, and mental health coverage for our first responders.