February flew by here at the Nebraska State Legislature. Our office has been busy preparing and conducting hearings on behalf of the Business and Labor Committee as well as attending hearings pertaining to the bills Senator Hansen introduced this session. In total, our office has been involved with over 60 bills. Between hearings, meetings with community leaders and advocates, and legislative events, there is no shortage of work to be done. We are grateful for the constituents of District 26 and their willingness to be involved in the process and provide meaningful insight into the issues being addressed daily on the legislative floor.
University of Nebraska Student Leadership Conference
On February 2nd, I had the honor of speaking at the Student Leadership Conference hosted by the University of Nebraska Student Regents from UNK, UNL, UNMC, and UNO. The conference brought together student leaders from all four campuses to discuss the legislature, policies affecting students, and student advocacy. It was a pleasure to be able to share legislative insights and actively engage with the students about topics affecting college campuses. I am always excited to find opportunities to encourage civic engagement from young people.
NeighborWorks Neighborhood Forum
On February 9th, NeighborWorks held its 3rd Annual neighborhood forum. I was able to participate on a panel with a few of my colleagues where we discussed the bills introduced this session pertaining to neighborhood and housing issues. It was great to be able to sit down with constituents and provide them with insight into the issues affecting their homes and community. It also created an outlet for constituents to voice their concerns and provide important feedback regarding the impact of various legislative decisions. NeighborWorks is an organization that does a lot for homeowners by providing educational resources and creating opportunities to collaborate with community leaders and city officials to address the needs of residents.
Happy Birthday, Senator Hansen!
Our office was pleased to celebrate Senator Hansen’s birthday on February 11th. Our office received many warm birthday wishes which made celebrating that much more special. Thank you to all of those who sent cards and emails.
As always, thank you for your continued support and feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns!