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16
Sep
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Restoring Accountability in the Government

by Rep. Adrian Smith

 

Holding federal agencies accountable is a key responsibility of Congress. Unfortunately, the Obama administration has complicated these efforts by ignoring the Constitution’s separation of powers, bypassing the American people’s elected representatives, and taking unilateral executive action. Despite these challenges, Congress is working to restore accountability in government.

 

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Wed
16
Sep
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Building Brighter Futures for Nebraska’s Youth

by Governor Pete Ricketts

 

As I travel the state, ag producers, manufacturers, and small business owners tell me that one of their greatest barriers to growing their operations is recruiting the right talent with the right skills. The center-pivot industry needs irrigation technicians. Manufacturers face a shortage of welders.

 

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Wed
09
Sep
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Have We Sent Lawmaking Down A Slippery Slope?

By J.L. Schmidt
Statewide ballot initiatives have been allowed in Nebraska for more than 100 years. There are 21 other states that allow such initiatives brought about by the petition process. Since 1912 there have been 69 such measures put before voters and roughly a third of them have been successful. Nebraska’s unique one-house legislature was created by a successful resolution approved by voters in 1934. Likewise, the length of service by those elected senators was limited to two terms by the initiative process.
 
 
 
 
Wed
09
Sep
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How Nebraska Ranks...

By Governor Pete Ricketts
Wed
02
Sep
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Maybe You CAN Go Home Again

by J.L. Schmidt
 
I set out on the six-hour drive with great expectations. I was going to see friends, catch up on their lives and share tidbits of the past 50 years. It was to be a time of homecoming and celebration. I knew the old hometown would be somewhat familiar, but perhaps a little strange since I hadn’t been there for years. Then thoughts of Thomas Wolfe’s epic, “You Can’t Go Home Again,” hit me.
 
Wed
02
Sep
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Gov. Pete Ricketts: “A Great Nebraska Tradition”

by Governor Pete Ricketts
 
This week, Nebraskans across our state are converging on Grand Island for the Nebraska State Fair which runs through September 7th. Since 1868, Nebraskans have gathered together to celebrate our state’s agriculture industry, enjoy unique entertainment, and discover the latest products our state’s entrepreneurs offer. In recent years since the fair’s move to Grand Island from Lincoln, it has continued to grow, flourish, and highlight the very best of Nebraska.
 
Thu
27
Aug
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Fall Season is Upon Us

As of late, it’s been getting chillier by the day, especially in the morning and in the evening when the sun starts dipping below the hills. Fall season sort of sprung on us this year, and while I am not a fan of the colder weather that’s sure to come, I am a fan of what fall brings.
 
Thu
27
Aug
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Marty Lane...

Just the title alone, some of you might be saying to yourself, “Oh my, what’s Duncan got going on in his head this week?” Well, in all actuality, while having some downtime Monday night before hitting the sack, my mind was running full of moments in life that really have formed me as the person I have become.
 
Wed
19
Aug
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Old Trusty Coming to Clay Center Sept. 12-13

The 33rd annual Old Trusty Antique and Collectors Show has been set for Sept. 12-13, at the Clay County Fairgrounds in Clay Center. This year’s features include Ford, Fordson, Ferguson and  ord vehicles and century old engines.  On Friday, Sept. 11, the Trail Ride will begin at the John Deere dealership in Fairfield. The group will start heading for ClayCenter between 12:30-1 p.m. Saddle horses are welcome to join the wagons.   

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Wed
19
Aug
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Always Impressive...

Once again, as it has happened so many times, the people of Clay County continue to  impress me.  Sunday night, as communitiesthat support Sandy Creek Public Schools came together to help one of their own students and families out, I walked around chatting with folks, gazing at the support for a little guy and his family. I just stood in amazement at the outpouring of help and assistance the communities of Edgar, Fairfield,  

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