Youth Tour Press Release

2013 NREA Youth Tour Press Release (PDF) For more information, contact:                                                                               Kristen Gottschalk Director of Government Relations 402-475-4988 kgottschalk@nrea.org   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nebraska Rural Electric...

National Lineman Appreciation Day Resolution Passes US Senate

  113th CONGRESS1st SessionS. RES. 95Recognizing linemen, the profession of linemen, the contributions of these brave men and women who protect public safety, and expressing support for the designation of April 18, 2013, as National Lineman Appreciation Day.IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESApril...

Tips for Mobilizing Grassroots

  SAN FRANCISCO—Gene Herritt has a simple definition of politics, and it’s one that carries an important lesson for electric cooperative directors. S. Eugene Herritt (r), a director at Adams Electric Co-op, explains the importance of political involvement with Stephen M. Brame, a vice president at...

Deb Fischer: My first 100 days as U.S. Senator

Seventy-three thousand miles. That’s how far I traveled crisscrossing Nebraska during my Senate campaign. From Omaha and Lincoln to the western panhandle, Nebraskans gave me a clear instruction: cut the wasteful spending. During my first 100 days as a U.S. senator, I’ve worked hard to do just that...

NRECA Backs Federal Metal Theft Bill

Copper theft is a problem of such national scope that it has united NRECA, the Edison Electric Institute, and others in support of a U.S. Senate bill.   NRECA is one of 13 signatories to a letter supporting federal metal theft legislation. (Photo By: Michael W. Kahn) The trade associations...

Broadband Amendment Could Help Rural Nebraska

NebraskaTV 03/24/13 The struggles of rural Nebraska are evident as the population decline ceases to stop. But will an amendment co-sponsored by Nebraska U.S. Senator Deb Fischer reverse those trends? Along with Democratic U.S. Senator Al Franken from Minnesota, Fischer says, "Geographic...

National Research Council Finds Energy Industry Facing Worker Shortage Due To Retirements

National Research Council Finds Energy Industry Facing Worker Shortage Due To Retirements. (Associated Press March 21, 2013) reports that a National Research Council report issued Thursday found the US doesn't have a large enough supply of "qualified workers to meet the future needs of the mining...

Johanns will not seek reelection

  Omaha World Herald 2/18/2013 Mike Johanns wants some “quiet time.”The Nebraska Republican rocked the state's political world today with the announcement that he would not run for re-election when his term ends in 2014.Johanns said it was time to “close this chapter” in his life. He...

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