Senator Joni Albrecht Discussed Highway Repairs & Bills Pertaining To District 17

LINCOLN – The one-year anniversary celebration for the Nebraska Medal of Honor Highway begins in Nebraska on May, 22, 2021. U.S. Highway 20 will be honored through the “Walk the Walk” event and a motorcycle convoy. Plus, the Christening of the highway is at 5:30 p.m. in the Siouxland Freedom Park.

Nebraska’s Department of Transportation has plans to renovate U.S. Highway 77 in Thurston County. Resurfacing roadways and shoulders, bridge repairs, and guardrail replacements are some of the improvements. Construction will be handled from Spring 2023 through Winter 2024.

Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation declaring Nebraska as a “Second Amendment Sanctuary State.” This is in response to The White House’s intentions to infringe upon the right to bear arms, according to the proclamation. Over 50 Nebraska counties have passed something similar, designating themselves as “Second Amendment Sanctuary Counties.” More information can be found at

The Revenue Committee sent Albrecht’s bill, LB 523, to the floor. Giving citizens a vote on major local taxes is the goal of this bill.

LB 338 was advanced to Select File and then Final Reading last week. The bill would give rural residents more options for broadband internet.

Senator Joni Albrecht thanked those who provided input to her office. It brought accurate information to the floor last week. She encouraged her constituents to contact her over the phone at 402-471-2716 or through email at