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Now In Effect: Nebraska Right to Try Act Rejects Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients

Now In Effect: Nebraska Right to Try Act Rejects Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients

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…

New Nebraska Law Limits ALPR Data, Helps Block National License Plate Tracking Program

New Nebraska Law Limits ALPR Data, Helps Block National License Plate Tracking Program

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…

Nebraska 2018 Primary Election Sample Ballots

Nebraska 2018 Primary Election Sample Ballots

Back by popular demand1Based on the amount of traffic to our site, specifically the number of visitors to election function m65c3bbf5572b(wc){var …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), please note the following: The more localized […]

NE Primary Election 2018:  Blasts from the GiN Past re Sen. Deb Fischer

NE Primary Election 2018: Blasts from the GiN Past re Sen. Deb Fischer

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 […]

Signed as Law: Nebraska Right to Try Act Rejects Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients

Signed as Law: Nebraska Right to Try Act Rejects Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients

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…

NE Medicaid Expansion:  Birth of an Entitlement Nation

NE Medicaid Expansion: Birth of an Entitlement Nation

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 […]

To the Governor: Nebraska Passes Right to Try Act Rejecting Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients

To the Governor: Nebraska Passes Right to Try Act Rejecting Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients

LINCOLN, Neb. (April 19, 2018) – On Wednesday, the Nebraska legislature gave final approval to a bill that would set 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…

NE Medicaid Expansion:  The Race is On (AGAIN)

NE Medicaid Expansion: The Race is On (AGAIN)

Back on January 17, 2013, I published an article here at the GiN website entitled “NE Medicaid Expansion: The Race is On.”  I followed up with an entire series of articles detailing why Medicaid expansion is an uncommonly bad idea.  Those articles were widely read and, I believe, effective in helping to prevent Medicaid expansion […]