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Weekly Legislative Update
Legislative debate and the temperature outside heated up during the second week of March, Legislative Days 40-43. We have started to gain momentum as we prepare for the last 17 days of the 103rd Legislature. While a majority of the 1,105 bills have failed to advance from committee, we saw a fair amount advance this past week, and the first bills of the year were signed into law by Governor Heineman. Here are some signed bills of interest:
Senator Scheer bracketed his bill, LB682, which addresses statewide allied school systems, until April 17 after facing opposition from various school representatives.
Constituents asked questions and addressed issues at the town hall meetings across the district this past weekend. Here are some of the items we discussed by general topic:
VETERANS AFFAIRS AND ELECTIONS
Thank you to Chaplain Rebecca Hjelle from Blair First United Methodist Church in Blair for coming to Lincoln to lead the Wednesday morning prayer.
The Unicameral Youth Legislature will be held at the Capitol June 8-11. I encourage all high school students interested in public office, government, politics, law, public policy, debate, or public speaking to attend. Please contact Ami Johnson at (402) 471-0764 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Please contact me, my administrative aide, Katie Wattermann, or my legislative aide, Joe Neuhaus, with questions or thoughts at (402) 471-2728 or by email at email@example.com; or stop by Room 1016 if you are at the Capitol.
Keeping the Good Life growing in Nebraska,
Senator Lydia Brasch, District 16