Weekly Report From Office Of Senator Joni Albrecht; 107th Legislative Interim

WAYNE – Legislative District 17 Senator Joni Albrecht recently highlighted the beginning of the 2021 Nebraska State Fair along with a loss of a Nebraska solider, legislative redistricting and an upcoming state board of education meeting.

According to a release from the office of Senator Albrecht, Joni and her husband, Mike, were thrilled to spend the weekend in Grand Island enjoying the wonderful tradition of the best Nebraska has to offer from agriculture, families and cotton candy.

Senator Albrecht is encouraging everyone to make the Nebraska State Fair an annual festivity with friends and family. The 2021 Nebraska State Fair will conclude on Monday, September 6.

Senator Albrecht would like to send District 17 thoughts and prayers to the friends and families of the members of the Armed Forces who lost their lives helping Americans trying to escape Afghanistan. U.S. Marine Corporal Daegan Page of Nebraska was one who died in the terrorist attack in Kabul. “These brave and selfless acts are an example to all Americans and to everyone around the globe. May God bless our troops and may God bless the United States of America.”

Later this month, Senator Albrecht will be heading back to Lincoln for a special Redistricting Session of the Legislature on Monday, September 13. Together, senators will work to enact legislation related to redistricting the boundaries of Supreme Court judicial districts, Public Service Commission districts, Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska districts, State Board of Education districts, Legislative districts and Congressional districts. The process takes place every 10 years and Senator Albrecht states it is a privilege to be involved in it during her tenure as a State Senator.

This Friday, September 3 will also mark a State Board of Education meeting at the LaVista/Hotel & Conference Center Windsor V, 12520 Westport Parkway in LaVista. Members of the public are invited to enter from the main entrance of the LaVista Conference Center. Senator Albrecht and her colleagues will be keeping a close watch on the board’s next steps in order to make sure the children of Nebraska are afforded a healthy, safe and excellent education.

Personally, Senator Albrecht would like to see the State Board of Education concentrate on raising Nebraska’s assessment scores in the core subjects of Math, Science, English, History and Social Studies as they are the most important building blocks to our children’s education.

District 17 is made up of Dakota, Thurston and Wayne counties. Visit nebraskalegislature.gov for more information.

Senator Albrecht always appreciates hearing from you, the Constituents of District 17. Your input helps her know how to effectively serve you in the Legislature. If you have any comments or concerns, contact the office of Senator Joni Albrecht at 402-471-2716 or email jalbrecht@leg.ne.gov.