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Sen. Kate Bolz

Sen. Kate Bolz

District 29

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Senator Bolz Scorecard
May 31st, 2019

Thank you for all of your support this session.  I’ve worked hard to represent your interests and implement good policy for the people of Nebraska.

My priorities continue to include the best interests of kids, workforce education, and promoting access to health care.

I want to share with you a few highlights from this session and note projects and priorities for next year.

First, I’m pleased that we passed a number of bills this session.  A few of my favorites include:

LB 174: doubling funding for violence prevention in Nebraska

LB 180: expanding access to community college scholarships

LB 181: developing strategic research and plans to promote access to nursing facilities in Nebraska

LB 330: making the Nebraska Children’s Commission permanent

LB 327: improved reimbursement rates for behavioral health providers

LB 332: expanding access to the Bridge to Independence program to individuals who have experience in the child welfare system but age out of the foster care system

LB 481: creating the Brain Injury Trust fund

LB 564: increasing access to grants for communities building public spaces and multiuse facilities

LB 565: protecting spouse’s rights to retirement funds

The Nebraska State Budget also included a number of priorities, while keeping spending growth to 3% – less than the Governor’s proposed budget.  One of the largest increases was to the Property Tax Credit Program. Another increase for property tax payers was in the Homestead Exemption for low and moderate income homeowners. The budget also achieved the following goals of:

  • Increasing funding for our University, State College, and Community College systems, the K-12 education system, and health care providers
  • Re-purposing funds to focus on an effective service, theraputic foster care, for our most vulnerable children
  • Funding job training through Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation and fully funding the Access College Early scholarship program
  • Prioritizing our criminal justice resources on creating four new problem solving courts

In the future, we plan to work on a number of priorities, including promoting the rights of survivors of sexual assault, increasing investments in workforce development, promoting scholarship funds, and ensuring resources for K-12 education.

It’s an honor to serve you.  If you have other ideas or issues for our office to consider, please give us a call at (402) 802-8312 or email us at kbolz@leg.ne.gov.  You can also contact Sam Huppert, my Administrative Aide at shuppert@leg.ne.gov, to participate in our next open office hours on Thursday, July 18.  

Sen. Kate Bolz

District 29
Room #1015
P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2734
Email: kbolz@leg.ne.gov
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