Last Thursday the Legislature’s Natural Resources Committee conducted a hearing on LB562, my bill to relocate the headquarters for the Game and Parks Commission to the City of Sidney. Relocating the Game and Parks Commission to Sidney has proven to be a good idea.
The creation of police oversight boards in Nebraska’s largest cities is aimed at bringing more accountability to community-police interactions, says freshman lawmaker Terrell of Omaha.
One bill that I will support this year is LB364, which creates the Opportunity Scholarships Act.
A proposed Constitutional Amendment to require the State of Nebraska to pay all classroom expenses related to the operation of public elementary and secondary schools is just a different approach to the same old problem – school finance and the complicated funding formula and the battle between big and small.
Nebraska’s tax system is completely broken. Nebraska is the worst state in the nation for the inheritance tax, the seventh worst state for property taxes and only Wisconsin beats Nebraska in terms of the number of farm and ranch bankruptcies. By now, many property owners have figured out that last year’s big property tax relief bill, LB1107, was nothing more than a slight decrease in the amount that property taxes increased this year, and this is how things will continue to be unless we overhaul the entire system.