Face-to-face visits always enjoyable

Greetings District 36. I would like to say a special thank you to Sandy Bappe and the Cozad Chamber of Commerce for hosting Eggs and Issues at the Grand Generation Center in Cozad. Even though our crowd was small the discussion was lively and covered many topics.

It is always helpful for me to visit face-to-face with constituents from District 36. I look forward to the Eggs and Issues event coming in Gothenburg on Saturday morning, March 26.

I was also honored to be in Callaway on Monday for the ribbon cutting for Nebraska’s largest solar generation facility. This development again shows what can be accomplished when people work together with a strong vision. Special congratulations go out to the Pandorff family, Custer Power, Innovation Solar, the Custer County Board of Supervisors, and Custer Development. Custer County has become a leader in producing renewable energy in the form of both wind and solar. Thanks again for your commitment.

With less than one third of the days left for this legislative session, many significant and important issues loom on the horizon. We have started discussions concerning our state budget to make adjustments in response to issues that have come up since the biennial budget passed last year.

In the next few weeks, we will also begin undertaking issues such as taxes, school funding, medical marijuana and religious freedom. Even though the days get longer and the burdens get heavier, I remain committed to doing the best job possible representing the citizens of our state.

Also, I would like to remind everyone to remember the importance of this Lenten season. Don’t let us ever forget the wonderful gifts God has given us—in particular, the gift of His son which we will celebrate again on Easter Sunday.

As always, if you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact our office at the Capitol in Lincoln.