Highway 20 Name Change Complete Following Governor Proclamation, Upcoming District 17 Legislative Dates

WAYNE – Through late January, senators are 25% through the Legislative Session as new and carryover bills have started to come out of committee hearings according to a release from the office of District 17 Senator Joni Albrecht.

This past week those bills will seed debate before advancing to final readings.

Senator Albrecht stated that Friday, January 31 was Veterans’ Legislation Day at the Capitol where a number of groups attended the event taking part in several activities. Part of the activities included a ceremony that saw governor Pete Ricketts sign the document finalizing the name change of Highway 20 to the Medal of Honor Memorial Highway across Nebraska.

Highway 20 stretches across the United States from Newport, Oregon to Boston Massachusetts as 414 miles of the Highway 20 passes through Nebraska from Harrison to South Sioux City. In October of 2019, Senator Albrecht joined other state senators in Legislative Districts through which the highway passes and signed a letter urging the name change.    The Warner Chamber was filled with representatives of many Veterans’ groups.

Earlier this week Senator Albrecht had the opportunity to take part in a Proclamation Ceremony recognizing the Nebraska Optometric Association and fittingly declaring 2020 the Year of the Eye Exam in Nebraska. In Nebraska and all across America, Optometrists provide a vital service for the eye health of us and our children.   In 2020, I invite all residents of District 17 to pay special attention to taking care of the eye health of you and your family members.

Albrecht also recently attended both the Wayne and South Sioux City chamber banquets.

On Thursday, February 13 leaders from District 17 will hear from the governor, state chamber and others in state leadership positions during the South Sioux City Legislative visit while members with the Northeast Nebraska Chamber will visit the State Capitol on Wednesday, February 26.

Contact Senator Joni Albrecht at 402-471-2716 or email jalbrecht@leg.ne.gov with any questions or for more information.