Sen. Baker addressed a break-out session of 2017 Boys State in the Capitol today, June 9.
Over 150 antique tractors paraded around the Capitol this afternoon, June 9, as part of the state’s Sesquicentennial celebration.
Sen. Baker addressed the business meeting at Mosaic in Beatrice on Friday, June 2nd. Residents, family and staff were celebrating Mosaic’s annual Home Day with games and food.
Senator Roy Baker and the parents/guardian organization at the Beatrice State Developmental Center (BSDC) hosted a tour of the facility for senators and legislative staff on Friday, April 7th. Shown in the first picture, chief medical officer Dr. James Sorrell, Senator and Mrs. Baker, and Jesse Bjerrum, BSDC administrator. Top right photo, left to right: Evan Schmeits, aide to Sen. McDonnell (Omaha); Sen. Merv Riepe, chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee; Kate Gotsdiner, aide to Sen. McDonnell (Omaha); Sen. Steve Halloran, Hastings; Sen. Roy Baker, Sen. Steve Erdman, Bayard; Oliver VanDervoort, aide to Sen. Blood (Bellevue). Bottom photo: Sen. Baker addresses the group.
Sen. Baker and sculptor Ben Victor are pictured with a clay model of the 11 foot depiction of Ponca Chief Standing Bear, a champion of human rights and freedom in Nebraska. Victor is the artist in residence at Boise State University in Idaho. The clay model will be cast into bronze at a foundry in Lander, Wyoming before being placed at a permanent location on Centennial Mall in Lincoln. Sen. Baker is a member of the Legislature’s Tribal Relations Committee.
LB 122, which provides for family members to petition for visitation, was advanced to the second round of debate today. The bill was introduced by Senator Pansing Brooks, and I made it my priority bill to help insure passage this year. Pictured with me, Senator Pansing Brooks and her friend Genenne Didier, whose experiences inspired the legislation.
The State Tribal Relations committee of the Legislature met on Tuesday. This is Senator Baker’s first year on the committee. Pictured left to right: Senators Lindstrom, Albrecht, Brewer; Judi gaiashkibos, Executive Director of the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs; Senators Vargas, Baker and Quick. Not pictured Sen. Brasch.
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