It’s fitting to set aside time each year to express gratitude to God and to one another for the many blessings we enjoy. In seasons of peace and plenty, as well as in times of war and loss, Americans have faithfully carried on Thanksgiving traditions. During challenging times, it’s even more important to remember the abundant blessings we enjoy as Americans.
At first blush, I must admit it’s hard to find much to be thankful for in the strange year we call 2020. Most of us are just thankful that the year is mostly in our rearview mirror as we head into Thanksgiving tomorrow.
It’s another first for the nation’s only nonpartisan, onehouse legislature. The first brother-sister act is coming to the Nebraska Legislature in January.
Right now, we’re facing one of the biggest challenges our state has ever encountered. In recent weeks, coronavirus hospitalizations have been rapidly rising with many people severely ill and more deaths. There are over four times as many Nebraskans in the hospital with coronavirus now as there were at the beginning of last month. As hospitals fill with coronavirus patients, doctors and nurses are dealing with the heaviest workloads many of them have ever experienced.
Two appointed incumbents and two who were previously term-limited tried to make a comeback during Nebraska’s general election. In many cases they were bolstered by funds from the Governor who dug deep this year. Pete Ricketts and his family spent nearly a million dollars on legislative races and ballot issues.