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Recap of 2017 Legislative Session

Recap of 2017 Legislative Session

[Author: Mark Othmer, 07.17 | Keywords: Nebraska Field Notes] The Beginning The 2017 session of the Nebraska Unicameral began on January 4, 2017 with 17 newly elected senators. With the addition of these freshman senators, there were now 34 sitting senators with two years or less lawmaking experience. By one month into the session, Senator… Read More »

Annual Legislative Fly-In: A Terrific Event

Annual Legislative Fly-In: A Terrific Event

[Author: Mark Othmer, 05.17 | Keywords: Nebraska Field Notes, Nebraska Legislative] Recently, several dealers from Nebraska and Iowa traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in the annual legislative Fly-In. In my opinion, this is one of the best experiences for dealers INEDA helps arrange.  We make arrangements for Nebraska dealers to visit the offices of… Read More »

The Problem with Property Taxes

The Problem with Property Taxes

[Author: Mark Othmer, Nebraska Field Director, 03.2017 | Keywords: Nebraska Field Notes, Property Taxes, Taxes] Those of you who have been lucky enough to attend one of our Summer Legislative Meetings have heard me talk about property taxes. Often, I stress the importance of keeping local taxes and state taxes straight and understanding which entity is… Read More »

Sessions Begins in Nebraska

[Author: Mark Othmer, 01.17 | Keywords: Nebraska Field Notes, Nebraska Legislature] The first session of the 105th Nebraska Unicameral got underway on January 4, 2017. What is traditionally a day filled with pomp, circumstance and expectations of a smooth session with everyone working in harmony, was soon left in the dust.  On the first day,… Read More »

Election Results in Nebraska

Election Results in Nebraska

[Author: Mark Othmer, 11.2016 | Keywords: Nebraska Field Notes, Election] Another election season has finally concluded and I think it is safe to say that everyone is elated that itís over. As I traveled across Nebraska, the most common theme I heard was, ìEnough already. Letís get to the voting booth and settle this. We… Read More »