|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 24 December 2015 00:00|
By Senator Dan Hughes
Nebraska State Legislator
By the time you are reading this, it will be nearly time to celebrate Christmas, or you may be reading this after Christmas. In whichever case, I hope that you and whomever you choose to celebrate the holiday with will have had a joyous, peaceful and low-stress Christmas.
I also want to make sure to thank those of you who worked or will work on Christmas Day: medical professionals, our law enforcement personnel and men and women serving this nation in uniform, as well as their families, for whom worrying about a loved one in a dangerous career is its own full-time job that never ends when they are away from you.
Over the interim I kept quite busy attending numerous interim hearings, meeting with constituents and attending legislative functions. Now, the time to prepare is almost at an end, and the time to legislate is nearly upon us. I have enjoyed all of the feedback from Nebraskans across District 44 on the issues that they would like to see their Legislature deal with this session.
One issue that any Legislator from a rural district can tell you matters to Nebraskans is property tax reform. The Legislature’s Education and Revenue Committees met numerous times over the interim to try to find a solution to the out-of-control property taxes. They finally released their report. You can find it at www.nebraskalegislature.gov/reports/revenue.php.
The District 44 Office is also excited to announce a new member of the staff. Edward Boone will be helping me to serve you as my Administrative Assistant. Edward is a combat veteran, continues to serve in the U.S. Army Reserves and is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
He comes to us with knowledge and experience in government waste and cost reduction, natural resources issues, veterans’ issues, security and with the Legislative process. He is dedicated to serving the people of Nebraska, and we are very proud of his service to our Nation. I am looking forward to seeing the positive impact this driven young man can make in helping me to serve you as best I can.
Do you know a faith leader who would be interested in conducting one of the morning prayers during the upcoming session? The Legislature would like to have guest chaplains from as many districts in Nebraska as possible this year. Contact my office at the email or phone number listed below for more information, and don’t forget to pass this on to your priest, pastor, rabbi or other faith leader!
You can read more about bills and other work of the Legislature at www.nebraskalegislature.gov, and you can click on the Live Video Streaming NET logo to watch sessions, hearings, and other Capitol events.
May God Bless each and every one of you this holiday season, and I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2015 23:06|