A Democratic senator warns Republican colleagues that a strategy to apply the allowable 10% deviation in population of new legislative districts as a way to "increase rural strength" would invite a court test.
"There will be a horrible bloodbath," the retired Army colonel and state senator who was wounded in combat in Afghanistan said. "It will be medieval."
Sen. Tom Brewer said doctors saw the leukemia returning during blood tests for a series of surgeries he underwent earlier this year, and while he feels "tired and run down," he still plans to climb Mount Kilimanjaro later this year.
Lawmakers introduced a total of 684 bills this year, designating 104 of them as priority pieces of legislation. Gov. Pete Ricketts signed 197 bills into law, and the Legislature voted three more into law over his objection.
"There's good momentum for it right now. And next year is an election year. We'll get a really clear up-and-down vote on the Second Amendment," Sen. Tom Brewer said.
A bill that would have allowed permitless concealed carry in nearly every Nebraska county was amended to focus on three, less controversial gun rights measures.
Attorney General Doug Peterson said a bill that would allow counties to decide whether they want permitless concealed carry may violate the Nebraska Constitution.
"Life is as rich as you let it be," Sen. Tom Brewer of Gordon says.
Sen. Tom Brewer of Gordon, who was wounded in combat in Afghanistan, urges other counties to join the movement.
Gun rights advocates supported bills that would ban Nebraska from enforcing any new federal gun laws and would allow counties to authorize permitless concealed carry.
"Here in one of the agricultural powerhouses of the world, we're hemorrhaging both our tax dollars and our food dollars from our communities and school districts by purchasing out-of-state food to feed our kids," Sen. Tom Brandt said.
A bill sponsored by Sen. Julie Slama of Peru and co-signed by 15 other senators would add occupied vehicles to the list of places an individual could defend with deadly force.
"It ultimately would be the responsibility of the Legislature to fill that void," said Sen. Tom Brewer of Gordon.
The bill would create new crimes and punishments, and take away state benefits from a person convicted of participating in a violent or disorderly assembly.
Maj. Gen. Daryl Bohac, adjutant general of the Nebraska National Guard, describes the bill as "a game-changer."
"Brewer's Army," a corps of 18 staff, friends and mostly other veterans Sen. Tom Brewer served with in combat, is on what he is calling Freedom Ride II, because he did this in 2016 before being elected to his first term.
Informed speculation among lobbyists in the Rotunda suggests that the Republicans could gain one to three seats after the 2020 election year is concluded.
A proposal designating the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day advanced in the Legislature on Wednesday with a compromise keepi…
A Lincoln senator says by banning proponents' signs at last week's hearing, the state chose to trample on people's First Amendment rights while protecting people's Second Amendment rights by allowing guns.
A bill (LB848) from Lincoln Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks would replace Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day in Nebraska.
Armed with the endorsement of former Republican Gov. Kay Orr, Cherry County Commissioner Tanya Storer of Whitman announced Monday she will see…
Soon, if state senators give the green light, Nebraska's legislative chamber will display four colorful new flags that broaden and deepen the …
The veterans, most of whom wore military service caps, stood and applauded after the bill advanced.
New bills seeking to give tax breaks to businesses that hire felons and provide anonymity to big lottery winners are among the proposals introduced on the first day of the 60-day legislative session. See the highlights.