Capitol Fly on the Wall

Fly on the Wall 2022: We’re halfway through session

Sparks are flying in the Unicameral, with priority designations rolling in and a bombshell late in the day on Friday that rocked the Legislature. More about that later. Wednesday will be the 30th day – the halfway point of the short session.  On the Floor Most of this 4-day workweek’s

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Fly on the Wall 2022: ARPA update, public hearings begin

Hearings Begin Committees began holding afternoon hearings on new proposals.  Some notable hearings that happened last week include: LB 838 (Kolterman) would provide State support to recruit and stabilize our early childhood workforce LB 724 (M. Hansen) would provide cities with more flexibility to create affordable housing plans LB 773

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Fly on the Wall 2022: Heated debate theme of early session

Convention of States Advances and Private School Tax Credits Defeated – For Now? In days 4-7 of the 60-day legislative session, lawmakers jumped headfirst into heated debate over controversial measures. Beginning with 2022 priority bills, LR 14 (Halloran – Convention of States), LB 310 (Clements – Inheritance Tax cuts), and

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Fly on the Wall 2022: Session begins

After what seemed like a brief interim for those of us that were engaged in the special session this fall, the Legislature reconvened this week. It’s a short 60-day session with a lot on the table. Here’s my picks for what will receive the most attention: 1. COVID Relief &

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