LINCOLN – Senator Joni Albrecht commented on the improving weather, mentioning that her and her husband, Mike, look forward to mild temperatures for calving season.
Hearings are wrapping up at the legislature. Next week is where Priority Bills will be set, and the senators decide which bills make it out of committee.
This is the senator’s third year on the Transportation and Telecommunication Committee. One of the biggest issues for the committee will be expanding broadband internet access throughout the state. Resolving this problem will help children at school and expand businesses to rural areas.
Railroad safety is another important issue for the committee. A bill is proposed that would limit the length of trains and address whether one person can sufficiently operate a train. Waiting for long trains causes inconvenience for people that live near railroads.
Two train companies in Nebraska, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) and Union Pacific are committed to enhancing Nebraska’s economy. For Union Pacific, this includes the Community Ties Giving Program. The railroad will invest in high-quality nonprofits and other community programs. Application submissions will be accepted from April 1 – May 31, 2021. For more information, click here.
The senator began signing on other senator’s bills. These include…
LB4 Briese Tuition Credit for Armed Forces
LB40 Groene Adopt the Nebraska Rural Projects Act
LB310 Clements Change Inheritance Tax Rates and Exemption
LB387 Brewer/Gragert Change Taxation of Military Retirement
LB454 Friesen School Property Tax Stabilization Program
LB581 B Hansen Change Motorcycle Helmet Provisions
LR3CA Slama Verification of Voter ID
LR11CA Erdman Enactment of a Consumption Tax
Albrecht encouraged her constituents to share their thoughts and questions will her by calling 402-471-2716, or by emailing her at email@example.com.