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    Gov. Phil Murphy repeatedly has claimed that his decisions about when to allow what parts of New Jersey’s economy to resume are predominantly data driven. Yet he provides neither the data nor medical experts to talk about specific studies and statistics that supposedly form the basis for his many emergency orders the past five months.

      The spread of the coronavirus and the response to it are almost unique among modern challenges in putting a burden on all the people of Earth. All governments at all levels too are already or will be strained by increased costs and reduced revenue.

        As the days go by and we are still observing the Directed Health Measures in District 30, it is easy to let your guard down and get complacent. The announcement of the loosening of some restrictions in the near future is welcome news.

          In the winter months, snow and ice can be a detriment to most anything we do outdoors. Ice on sidewalks and driveways can cause people to fall and injure themselves. De-icing salts are used to melt the ice and help give people and vehicles the traction they need to move forward and not fall.…

          There is no place like Nebraska, and my family has been fortunate to call it home for six generations. The experience of living in a rural area is something not found anywhere else. The wide open spaces, unmatched work ethic, and life-long friendships make our small towns unique. This isn’t …

          Rather than being at the Capitol this week, I have been able to spend a little more time at the farm with my family. It comes as a welcome break after the 12-14 hour days of the session - even though farming usually means even longer days!

          This week, the Legislature will debate the largest tax increase in Nebraska history. LB 289 raises the state sales tax rate by 9%, cuts property tax relief from the state in half, imposes new taxes on a variety of services (including car and home repair), raises the cigarette tax, and increa…

          As Nebraska switches from heating to cooling season, we usually enjoy a few short weeks without continuously hearing our home’s HVAC system running. But it won’t be long until the rising mercury has our air conditioning systems buzzing. Help your home stay cool by first reducing the amount o…

          We celebrate National Ag Week to recognize the tireless efforts of our farmers and ranchers to feed the American people and a sizeable portion of the rest of the world. It has always been a point of pride for me to represent Nebraska’s Third District, which is the highest producing ag distri…

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          Recently, a catastrophic storm swept across the state of Nebraska. The western part of our state was confronted with extreme blizzard conditions, while central and eastern Nebraska are grappling with historic flooding. Entire communities are underwater, roads are closed or washed away, bridg…

          Even with many important issues before the Legislature this week, all eyes have been on the effects the weather has had on our state. I attended a briefing for state senators conducted by the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency which includes the National Guard and State Patrol.

          “Those that respect the law and love sausage should watch neither being made,” according to American author and humorist Mark Twain. Some quibble and say the quote should be credited to Otto von Bismarck, the Prussian statesman and architect of German unification.

          I can’t be the only one thinking how this seems to have been a really long winter. As of today news stations are reporting we have received just over 29 inches of snow so far this winter. Some will say that 29” is nothing compared to the winter of 1983 - 1984.

          President Eisenhower once correctly noted: “Without a prosperous agriculture, there is no prosperity in America.” American families benefit every day from the perseverance of our farmers and ranchers whose work is essential to what America brings to the world stage. Farmers and ranchers are …

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