It’s almost over. The 106th Legislature Second Session, that is. Not the Year 2020 which has, by any measure, been one long and winding road marred by a worldwide pandemic and unprecedented levels of racial unrest. Don’t even mention a presidential election!
Over the years, Nebraska has decided against allowing casino gambling in the Good Life—and for good reason. Gambling can ruin families, hurt communities, and pile on new costs to the state. By keeping Nebraska casino-free, our state has minimized the social harms associated with problem gambling. In fact, research shows that Nebraska ranks as the fourth-least gambling-addicted state in America.
5 Years Ago
A revised economic forecast has given the Governor and at least two state senators optimism that there’s money to spend on initiatives they favor.
As we enter into the last few days of the 106th Legislature, almost nothing can be said for progress. The Legislature has killed property tax relief, the consumption tax, and even student discipline in our schools. The only hope remaining is LB 814, a bill to outlaw dismemberment abortions. So, today I would like to speak to the reasons why this bill is good for Nebraska.