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A Note from Kate
Spring is finally here, and with it comes the business of the Nebraska Legislature! This session the Nebraska Unicameral will continue to address important issues like property taxes, corrections reform, and education. Here are a few updates on our work for the District – I am honored to continue to serve your interests in the Nebraska Unicameral.
Sincerely, Senator Kate Bolz
2015 Legislative Session Issues
Many priority issues will be debated in the 2015 Legislative session. A few of these issues include:
1. Corrections Reform: Keeping our communities safe is a top priority. Legislation to promote stronger risk assessments for inmates before they are released into the community and strengthening our process for identifying people who should be considered for commitment will be debated in the coming weeks. I will continue to promote efforts to promote the public safety.
2. Tax Relief: Property tax relief is an important issue, specifically for homeowners in the district, and will be debated this session. I support efforts to help homeowners. I also have promoted legislation to increase our state’s tax credits for families that have child care expenses.
District #29 Priorities
I’m pleased to report that several of my personal priority bills are moving forward this session. Here are a few specific updates:
1. LB 320: Aging & Disability Resource Centers:
Nebraska’s population is aging, and it is a smart strategy to prepare for our future needs. LB 320 will create Aging & Disability Resource Centers. These centers would serve as information hubs for the aging and disabled, as well as their families.
2. Workforce Development:
One priority of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce is promoting development of our skilled workforce. LB 36, which was supported by the Chamber, would offer tuition assistance for individuals pursuing higher education in short-term programs in high-demand fields to fill emergent workforce needs. I’m pleased to report that this legislation was included in the Education Committee’s legislative package this year.
Thank you for your interest in YOUR Nebraska Unicameral!
** Visitors from Calvert Elementary
Several students from Calvert Elementary School came by to present a map of District #29 that now hangs proudly in my office. Thank you, students and teachers of LPS, for all that you do for our state!
I am always willing to listen to your concerns or hear your ideas. My staff members, Dan Jenkins and Jacob Fricke, are also always happy to help. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at (402) 471-2734.