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...

A vertical batteground for agriculture, utlities

February 10, 2013 3:30 am • By ART HOVEY / Lincoln Journal Star JournalStar.com's legislative coverage “Ask before you dig” is asking a lot, according to those who do soil sampling work for a fee for Nebraska farmers. Not really, say representatives for rural utilities. Getting...

NPA Testimony in Opposition to LB 405, the Governors proposal to elimnate individual and corporate income tax

Nebraska Power Association Opposition Statement - LB 405 February 6, 2013 Chairman Hadley, Members of the Revenue Committee, my name is John McClure. I am the Vice President of Governmental Affairs and General Counsel for Nebraska Public Power District, and I am testifying today on behalf of the...

Gov. Heineman: Eliminate the Income Tax for Nebraskans & Corporate Tax for Businesses

(Lincoln, Neb.) - Gov. Dave Heineman delivered his State of the State address today focusing on the need for tax reform that will benefit working and retired Nebraskans, and growing the State’s economy by helping small businesses prosper. Gov. Heineman is calling for the elimination of the...

2013 NREA Unicameral Update Blog

2013 NREA Unicameral Update Blog (Updated 05/03/2013)

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