January 2014 Meeting

Please plan to attend our next meeting on Thursday, January 16, 2014.

We are pleased to announce that our Guest speaker this month is Nebraska Governor Candidate State Senator Tom Carlson. Tom will be speaking and doing a Q&A.

Tom was elected to the Nebraska Unicameral in November, 2006, and is serving his 7th year after being re-elected to a second 4 year legislative term in November, 2010. Senator Carlson represents Nebraska’s 38th Legislative District, made up of Clay, Franklin, Kearney, Nuckolls, Phelps, and Webster Counties.

Senator Carlson …

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Gov. Heineman Names Garrett of Bellevue to State Legislature

(Lincoln, Neb.)  Today, Gov. Dave Heineman announced his appointment of retired Col. Tommy L. Garrett of Bellevue to represent District 3 in the Nebraska Legislature. Garrett, 59, is a successful small business owner in Bellevue and a 26 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Gov. Heineman said, “I am pleased to appoint Tommy. He shares Nebraskan’s values and is excited to represent the people of this district. He is a hard-working, fiscally conservative family man who has a proven record of public service and job …

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Kintner talks about last two weeks of spending sprint

Originally posted on The Journal 5/28/2013.

The Legislature is now in the final seven legislative days and it will be a battle to avoid having our state end the 2013 legislative session with bloated state spending.

A two-year budget was passed by the Legislature that would grow state General Fund spending – that is your sales tax and income tax dollars – by 5.2 percent over the next two state fiscal years.

That number does not take into account the $7.8 million in new General Fund spending vetoed …

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