“On April 13, you wouldn’t think you’d be having a blizzard. But here we are, on our four-wheelers, setting out bales of hay for protection.” – Galen Frenzen, president of Nebraska Cattlemen, on preparing for last weekend’s snowstorm that blanketed western and central Nebraska.
“This body, the one before it and after it, will never make a decision about anything of significance unless we’re forced to. We just kick the can down the road. This petition drive puts the Legislature between a rock and a hard place.” – Bayard Sen. Steve Erdman, criticizing the lack of property tax reform by the Nebraska Legislature.
“I can’t tell the people in my district that I’ve tried everything until I’ve actually tried everything. If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting.” – Gordon Sen. Tom Brewer on the call for a special session to address property tax reform.
“They’re building trust, building legitimacy so these kids, their parents and the faculty come forward and report things.” – Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister, on the increased number of school resource officers that would be funded under a proposed joint public agency.
“I told President Trump that our farm prices are significantly down. Our farmers and ranchers in Nebraska cannot take much more, and we need to protect our nation’s ag economy.” – Nebraska Rep. Don Bacon after a meeting at the White House on trade and proposed tariffs.
“Based on that, we could close every bar in Lincoln, because I’ll find you something. Deputize me, and I’ll find as many as they want.” – Mike Kelley, an attorney for Barry’s Bar in Lincoln, after the establishment was fined for overserving patrons but retained its liquor license.
“I loved every moment I spent at this school and will cherish it a lifetime. I now will move onto a new a school as I look to continue my football career.” – Former Nebraska quarterback Patrick O’Brien, announcing his intention to transfer.