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2016 Legislature

Postby Coyote » Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:15 am

Budget shortfall tops list of nine Legislature priorities in shorter session

Topics on the docket this session
» Budget shortfall
» Property taxes
» LGBT discrimination
» Prison construction
» Medicaid expansion
» Medical marijuana
» Roads funding
» Driving safety
» Convention of states
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Re: 2016 Legislature

Postby Coyote » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:05 am

World-Herald editorial: Nuts-and-bolts mission for the Legislature in 2016
The central focus will be on balancing the state budget.


Tax revenues have fallen $110 million short of the state forecasting board’s projections for the two-year, $8.7 billion budget that ends in mid-2017.
Gov. Pete Ricketts has made property tax relief his top priority.

As for other top-tier issues, here are several that certainly warrant action this session:
» Prison needs.
» Niobrara River settlement.
» University of Nebraska capital needs.
» Juvenile justice.
» Independent redistricting commission.
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Re: 2016 Legislature

Postby iamjacobm » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:58 pm

Nuts and bolts issues and....ballot selfies. A bill has been introduced to allow ballot selfies.

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Re: 2016 Legislature

Postby Linkin5 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:31 pm

iamjacobm wrote:Nuts and bolts issues and....ballot selfies. A bill has been introduced to allow ballot selfies.


Good to see they are focusing on the important issues.

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Re: 2016 Legislature

Postby jessep28 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:38 pm

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iamjacobm wrote:Nuts and bolts issues and....ballot selfies. A bill has been introduced to allow ballot selfies.


Good to see they are focusing on the important issues.


The bill is completely benign. All it's doing is permitting people to take photos of a ballot after it's been filled out. Right now, such behavior could potentially lead to a $100 fine under current voting laws. I have no clue how someone came up with the term ballot selfie.

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Re: 2016 Legislature

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:19 pm

Becoming a Nebraska tradition.

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Re: 2016 Legislature

Postby HR Paperstacks » Sun May 22, 2016 1:34 pm

Sounds like the Nebraska GOP wants to take up a transgender bathroom bill. This could have huge ramifications for Omaha like potentially losing the CWS and hosting other championship events. And they are starting to call people who threaten to take events elsewhere "economic terrorists." The only terrorists are these regressives who are destroying the country over stupid non-issues.

If transgender bathroom law like one proposed by Nebraska GOP were passed, it could affect ties to CWS, ability to host championships

Martha Stoddard / World-Herald Bureau wrote:Passing a transgender bathroom law could jeopardize Nebraska’s long history with the College World Series and its hopes of hosting future volleyball championships and basketball regionals.

The Nebraska Republican Party called for such a law at its state convention last weekend.

But the proposal could collide with a new NCAA policy opposing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Postby RNcyanide » Sun May 22, 2016 3:06 pm

|expletive| why.

So basically one of North Downtown's greatest sources of income, not to mention a baseball stadium purpose built for the CWS would be rendered useless. Not only that, but our reputation as a conservative dystopia would be given more legitimacy, but most importantly, we would further marginalize an extremely marginalized population. Nice, Nebraska.
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Re: 2016 Legislature

Postby daveoma » Sun May 22, 2016 3:09 pm

HR Paperstacks wrote:Sounds like the Nebraska GOP wants to take up a transgender bathroom bill. This could have huge ramifications for Omaha like potentially losing the CWS and hosting other championship events. And they are starting to call people who threaten to take events elsewhere "economic terrorists." The only terrorists are these regressives who are destroying the country over stupid non-issues.

If transgender bathroom law like one proposed by Nebraska GOP were passed, it could affect ties to CWS, ability to host championships

Martha Stoddard / World-Herald Bureau wrote:Passing a transgender bathroom law could jeopardize Nebraska’s long history with the College World Series and its hopes of hosting future volleyball championships and basketball regionals.

The Nebraska Republican Party called for such a law at its state convention last weekend.

But the proposal could collide with a new NCAA policy opposing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.


Totally agree paperstacks! This is a non-issue to try to scare the ignorant and uninformed into voting. In light of all of the real problems we have like climate change, corruption in politics, income inequality, and religious extremism this is absolutely a waste of time and taxpayer money.

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Re: 2016 Legislature

Postby lmdramos » Sun May 22, 2016 4:02 pm

No No No. These laws are sooo stupid. There's no place for this in Nebraska or the world. I'm sick and tired of all these hellish uber-conservatives Ricketts?) destroy the progress that has been made.

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Re: 2016 Legislature

Postby iamjacobm » Sun May 22, 2016 4:38 pm

We will see how far right the Unicam goes in November, but I still think there will be enough moderate push back to stop something like this. Young guys like Morfeld and Vargas will surely put up a big fight. The thing is this is really trying to legislate a non issue, a good way to stir people up and not have to talk about the property tax relief that they keep failing to get done.

Why any state would want to touch this kind of law after what NC has had happen is beyond me.

Also Kintner is just the worst.

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Re: 2016 Legislature

Postby GRANDPASMUCKER » Fri May 27, 2016 5:40 pm

Let me get this straight.........We are going to prosecute men and send them to prison by the dozens just for even looking at bad pics on the internet but we are going to make it legal for men to go in bathrooms with young underage women. Yeah even a clock is right once a day and Ricketts is right this time for a change! Donald Trump is going to be the next president and we are going to get some supreme court judges in there who are going to shut this concerted attempt to gay-i-fy America down. And we are going to hear how bad the Trump people and the Republicans are and how they are the scum of the earth. But who are you going to see burning cars, destroying property, rioting and turning over cop cars and fighting the police. Who you going to see doing all these unlawful things? Why its the Trumpsters right? Guess again. The law breakers and the thugs are going to be the liberals. :yes:

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Re: 2016 Legislature

Postby Erik » Fri May 27, 2016 6:08 pm

Is GRANDPASMUCKER actually Chris Baker? Very similar communication style and talking points. Hmmmmmm....

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Re: 2016 Legislature

Postby GRANDPASMUCKER » Fri May 27, 2016 6:42 pm

Erik wrote:Is GRANDPASMUCKER actually Chris Baker? Very similar communication style and talking points. Hmmmmmm....



Nah! That guys kinda an egg head. Chris is OK but hes way to enamored with himself! I can assure Chris hes not all that. Hes the guy they gave Tom Beckas gig too. And whatever Becka had with KFAB it dont sound like it was much of a gig. So good luck with that Chris! I listen to him maybe an hour or two a week total while driving. Would I rather listen to Becka? Yes I think I would. I think we could do better then both of them but then again we could get worse.

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Postby Uffda » Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:18 pm

GRANDPASMUCKER wrote:Let me get this straight.........We are going to prosecute men and send them to prison by the dozens just for even looking at bad pics on the internet but we are going to make it legal for men to go in bathrooms with young underage women. Yeah even a clock is right once a day and Ricketts is right this time for a change! Donald Trump is going to be the next president and we are going to get some supreme court judges in there who are going to shut this concerted attempt to gay-i-fy America down.


I am glad some of us more "mature" posters are a little more open minded. :shock:

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Re: 2016 Legislature

Postby iamjacobm » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:50 am

iamjacobm wrote:Also Kintner is just the worst.


In light of the news today...

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Re: 2016 Legislature

Postby HR Paperstacks » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:51 am

iamjacobm wrote:
iamjacobm wrote:Also Kintner is just the worst.


In light of the news today...

What a POS. Cheating on his sick wife.

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Postby PotatoeEatsFish » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:51 pm

GRANDPASMUCKER wrote:Let me get this straight.........We are going to prosecute men and send them to prison by the dozens just for even looking at bad pics on the internet but we are going to make it legal for men to go in bathrooms with young underage women. Yeah even a clock is right once a day and Ricketts is right this time for a change! Donald Trump is going to be the next president and we are going to get some supreme court judges in there who are going to shut this concerted attempt to gay-i-fy America down. And we are going to hear how bad the Trump people and the Republicans are and how they are the scum of the earth. But who are you going to see burning cars, destroying property, rioting and turning over cop cars and fighting the police. Who you going to see doing all these unlawful things? Why its the Trumpsters right? Guess again. The law breakers and the thugs are going to be the liberals. :yes:

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Postby Phillip » Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:01 am

GRANDPASMUCKER wrote:Let me get this straight.........We are going to prosecute men and send them to prison by the dozens just for even looking at bad pics on the internet but we are going to make it legal for men to go in bathrooms with young underage women. Yeah even a clock is right once a day and Ricketts is right this time for a change! Donald Trump is going to be the next president and we are going to get some supreme court judges in there who are going to shut this concerted attempt to gay-i-fy America down. And we are going to hear how bad the Trump people and the Republicans are and how they are the scum of the earth. But who are you going to see burning cars, destroying property, rioting and turning over cop cars and fighting the police. Who you going to see doing all these unlawful things? Why its the Trumpsters right? Guess again. The law breakers and the thugs are going to be the liberals. :yes:


This is why we can't have nice things...

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Re: 2016 Legislature

Postby nativeomahan » Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:37 am

Well this thread has seriously derailed.

As to Kintner, or Kinkier or whatever his name is, he probably broke no law, which is why he hasn't been arrested. Now, what he did do is (1) violate the state's computer usage policy, and (2) show incredibly poor judgment, unbecoming of an elected official. He needs to go. Obviously he doesn't understand the meaning of "hypocrisy" or of being a mature adult.

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Postby Athomsfere » Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:55 am

PotatoeEatsFish wrote:
GRANDPASMUCKER wrote:Let me get this straight.........We are going to prosecute men and send them to prison by the dozens just for even looking at bad pics on the internet but we are going to make it legal for men to go in bathrooms with young underage women. Yeah even a clock is right once a day and Ricketts is right this time for a change! Donald Trump is going to be the next president and we are going to get some supreme court judges in there who are going to shut this concerted attempt to gay-i-fy America down. And we are going to hear how bad the Trump people and the Republicans are and how they are the scum of the earth. But who are you going to see burning cars, destroying property, rioting and turning over cop cars and fighting the police. Who you going to see doing all these unlawful things? Why its the Trumpsters right? Guess again. The law breakers and the thugs are going to be the liberals. :yes:

I'm hoping you're being a troll again but if you're not... good god.


Sort of my thoughts as well. Most of it is so erroneous / baiting, baseless , rambling nonsense... It almost has to be trolling.

I say almost though, because a year ago I would have said the same thing about Trump making it this far. Not funny anymore.

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Re: 2016 Legislature

Postby ricko » Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:22 pm

nativeomahan wrote:Well this thread has seriously derailed.

As to Kintner, or Kinkier or whatever his name is, he probably broke no law, which is why he hasn't been arrested. Now, what he did do is (1) violate the state's computer usage policy, and (2) show incredibly poor judgment, unbecoming of an elected official. He needs to go. Obviously he doesn't understand the meaning of "hypocrisy" or of being a mature adult.


But, but-----they were Christian sex tapes.

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Re: 2016 Legislature

Postby daveoma » Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:19 pm

GRANDPASMUCKER wrote:Let me get this straight.........We are going to prosecute men and send them to prison by the dozens just for even looking at bad pics on the internet but we are going to make it legal for men to go in bathrooms with young underage women. Yeah even a clock is right once a day and Ricketts is right this time for a change! Donald Trump is going to be the next president and we are going to get some supreme court judges in there who are going to shut this concerted attempt to gay-i-fy America down. And we are going to hear how bad the Trump people and the Republicans are and how they are the scum of the earth. But who are you going to see burning cars, destroying property, rioting and turning over cop cars and fighting the police. Who you going to see doing all these unlawful things? Why its the Trumpsters right? Guess again. The law breakers and the thugs are going to be the liberals. :yes:

After I read this I made love to my boyfriend. I wanted you know grandpa. Love conquers all! :cheers:

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Postby Garrett » Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:43 pm

daveoma wrote:
GRANDPASMUCKER wrote:Let me get this straight.........We are going to prosecute men and send them to prison by the dozens just for even looking at bad pics on the internet but we are going to make it legal for men to go in bathrooms with young underage women. Yeah even a clock is right once a day and Ricketts is right this time for a change! Donald Trump is going to be the next president and we are going to get some supreme court judges in there who are going to shut this concerted attempt to gay-i-fy America down. And we are going to hear how bad the Trump people and the Republicans are and how they are the scum of the earth. But who are you going to see burning cars, destroying property, rioting and turning over cop cars and fighting the police. Who you going to see doing all these unlawful things? Why its the Trumpsters right? Guess again. The law breakers and the thugs are going to be the liberals. :yes:

After I read this I made love to my boyfriend. I wanted you know grandpa. Love conquers all! :cheers:


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Re: 2016 Legislature

Postby RNcyanide » Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:05 pm

daveoma wrote:
GRANDPASMUCKER wrote:Let me get this straight.........We are going to prosecute men and send them to prison by the dozens just for even looking at bad pics on the internet but we are going to make it legal for men to go in bathrooms with young underage women. Yeah even a clock is right once a day and Ricketts is right this time for a change! Donald Trump is going to be the next president and we are going to get some supreme court judges in there who are going to shut this concerted attempt to gay-i-fy America down. And we are going to hear how bad the Trump people and the Republicans are and how they are the scum of the earth. But who are you going to see burning cars, destroying property, rioting and turning over cop cars and fighting the police. Who you going to see doing all these unlawful things? Why its the Trumpsters right? Guess again. The law breakers and the thugs are going to be the liberals. :yes:

After I read this I made love to my boyfriend. I wanted you know grandpa. Love conquers all! :cheers:


Oh my God this. Just, just this. :clap:
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Re: 2016 Legislature

Postby GRANDPASMUCKER » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:15 am

daveoma wrote:
GRANDPASMUCKER wrote:Let me get this straight.........We are going to prosecute men and send them to prison by the dozens just for even looking at bad pics on the internet but we are going to make it legal for men to go in bathrooms with young underage women. Yeah even a clock is right once a day and Ricketts is right this time for a change! Donald Trump is going to be the next president and we are going to get some supreme court judges in there who are going to shut this concerted attempt to gay-i-fy America down. And we are going to hear how bad the Trump people and the Republicans are and how they are the scum of the earth. But who are you going to see burning cars, destroying property, rioting and turning over cop cars and fighting the police. Who you going to see doing all these unlawful things? Why its the Trumpsters right? Guess again. The law breakers and the thugs are going to be the liberals. :yes:

After I read this I made love to my boyfriend. I wanted you know grandpa. Love conquers all! :cheers:


TMI baby! Way too much TMI. :lol:

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Re: 2016 Legislature

Postby daveoma » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:26 pm

GRANDPASMUCKER wrote:
daveoma wrote:
GRANDPASMUCKER wrote:Let me get this straight.........We are going to prosecute men and send them to prison by the dozens just for even looking at bad pics on the internet but we are going to make it legal for men to go in bathrooms with young underage women. Yeah even a clock is right once a day and Ricketts is right this time for a change! Donald Trump is going to be the next president and we are going to get some supreme court judges in there who are going to shut this concerted attempt to gay-i-fy America down. And we are going to hear how bad the Trump people and the Republicans are and how they are the scum of the earth. But who are you going to see burning cars, destroying property, rioting and turning over cop cars and fighting the police. Who you going to see doing all these unlawful things? Why its the Trumpsters right? Guess again. The law breakers and the thugs are going to be the liberals. :yes:

After I read this I made love to my boyfriend. I wanted you know grandpa. Love conquers all! :cheers:


TMI baby! Way too much TMI. :lol:


I'm glad you have a sense of humor grandpa. :D hugs

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Re: 2016 Legislature

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:15 pm

HR Paperstacks wrote:Sounds like the Nebraska GOP wants to take up a transgender bathroom bill. This could have huge ramifications for Omaha like potentially losing the CWS and hosting other championship events. And they are starting to call people who threaten to take events elsewhere "economic terrorists." The only terrorists are these regressives who are destroying the country over stupid non-issues.

If transgender bathroom law like one proposed by Nebraska GOP were passed, it could affect ties to CWS, ability to host championships

Martha Stoddard / World-Herald Bureau wrote:Passing a transgender bathroom law could jeopardize Nebraska’s long history with the College World Series and its hopes of hosting future volleyball championships and basketball regionals.

The Nebraska Republican Party called for such a law at its state convention last weekend.

But the proposal could collide with a new NCAA policy opposing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.


NCAA just showed that it isn't an empty threat. Just pulled every NCAA championship event from NC in 2017.


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