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More interim study hearings set

Monday, September 14, 2009

There are some additional legislative hearings that will be coming up in the next couple of months that I would like to share with my constituents. If there is an interest in any of these hearings you are more than welcome to attend or contact my office if you have questions.

Legislative Resolution 124 will be held on Sept. 21, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. in Weeping Water. This is an interim study to examine the use of eminent domain by natural resources districts for the taking of private land for development or management of recreational trails or corridors and was brought to the Natural Resource Committee by Senator Pankonin.

Legislative Resolution 199 will be held on Sept. 25, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. in room 1524 at the State Capitol. This is an interim study to examine the situation in Whiteclay, Nebraska regarding the sale of alcohol and its secondary effects and will be introduced by the General Affairs Committee.

Legislative Resolution 159 will be held on Oct. 1, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. in room 1520 at the State Capitol. This is an interims study to examine the future need for health care workers in Nebraska and was brought to the Health and Humans Services Committee by Senator Gay.

Legislative Resolution 128 and 181 will be heard on Oct. 5, 2009, at 9 a.m. in Valentine. LR128 is an interim study introduced by Senator Langemeier that will examine issues relating to the laws of Nebraska governing the management and use of Nebraska surface water and ground water. LR181 is an interim study introduced by Senator McCoy that will examine the feasibility and benefits of restructuring the natural resources districts. These two bills will be heard by the Natural Resource Committee. A hearing on LR 128 and 181 will also be held at 9:00 a.m. on Oct. 7, 2009, in Kearney.

Legislative Resolution 235 will be heard on Oct. 6, 2009, at 9 a.m. in Ogallala. This is an interim study that I introduced to examine water issues and will be heard by the Natural Resources Committee. LR97, 161 and 166 will also be heard on Oct. 6 at 1:30 p.m. by the Revenue Committee in Bloomfield. LR97 is an interim study to examine the major sources of state and local tax revenue and has been introduced by Senator Pahls. LR161 is an Interim Study introduced by Senator Cornett that will examine Nebraska's sales and use tax provisions. LR166 is an interim study introduced by Senator Dierks that will conduct a comprehensive review of state and local taxes in Nebraska.

Lastly, I have a hearing coming up next week on Sept. 24, 2009, at 9:30 p.m. in Holdrege. LR240 will be an interim study to examine livestock development. Again, if there are any questions or concerns please contact my office.

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Mr. Christensen;

1. How about a study on where is the refund from the taxes we paid, taxes we paid after you created a fiasco, which then let the eastern senators stick it to us. That little bit of legislation reversal reminded me of our great governor Orr, jumped on board with the radioactive waste compact, and before she could say ----, they were ramming it down (or up something else) our throats. That one only cost us a few million to get out of. Thanks Kay. And thanks Mark. But really when are we going to get our money back?

Before I forget, we should all thank the friends of the river gang, that had the kahunas to take on the legislature and win a victory for the taxpayers of the Republican River valley.

2. How about having a hearing on the gasoline price fixing going on in good old McCook and SW Nebraska? Examples of prices elsewhere in the state: Omaha - $2.29.9, Lincoln-$ 2.33.9, Hastings-$ 2.38.9, Holdrege-$ 2.47.9, hell Cambridge and Indianola are 3cents cheaper than McCook. The McCook oil cartel needs someone looking over their shoulder. But of course we have to remember that the cost of transportation of our gas in this area is soooooo much higher than the people down east. Yea right, 30 cents a gallon? Give me a break.

Anyone heading east...wait and fill up later, it only gets cheaper the farther you go east. Pretty sad when one or two outfits can determine the price of gas, but it's been that way for years and years, guess it will continue.

-- Posted by goarmy67 on Mon, Sep 14, 2009, at 1:08 PM

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