Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (July 19, 2018) – Today, a Nebraska law went into effect that allows terminally ill patients to bypass some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments. Sen. Bob Hilkemann (R-Omaha) introduced Legislature Bill 117 (LB117) last year and it carried over into the 2018 session. The new law…

LINCOLN, Neb. (July 18, 2018) – Tomorrow, a Nebraska law goes into effect that puts limitations on the storage and sharing of information collected by Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state. The new law also places significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program using states to help track…

Back by popular demand1Based on the amount of traffic to our site, specifically the number of visitors to election and sample ballot pages and articles and on traffic …continue, we’re providing a broad selection of sample ballots for May 15th’s Primary Election. To avoid confusion regarding the samples below (yes, there are quite a few), […]

Deb Fischer has been Nebraska’s U.S. Senator for six years now and is running for a second term.  Actually, she’s running in the primary seeking the right to run for that second term.  She didn’t draw a “bye” in the primary, unlike U.S. Representative Jeff Fortenberry.  On the contrary, she’s being primaried by a total […]

I spent a bit of time recently researching the various Republican primary candidates challenging Senator Deb Fischer for the U.S. Senate seat she currently occupies.  In the process, I couldn’t resist revisiting some vintage GiN.  And when I say that, I’m not talking about a dusty bottle of an adult beverage, but articles that were […]

LINCOLN, Neb. (April 24, 2018) – Last Thursday, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a bill into law setting the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. Sen. Bob Hilkemann (R-Omaha) introduced Legislature Bill 117 (LB117) last year and it carried over…

The purpose of this article is to sketch a short history of Medicaid.  Why? “We study the past to understand the present; we understand the present to guide the future.”     — William Lund Nebraskans are, even now, being asked to sign a petition to put the question of whether to expand the state’s Medicaid program […]