As I have been visiting towns across the Good Life, I can’t help but be filled with pride. Deep into the season, with the hues of orange that grace our trees and seas of Husker red every weekend, Nebraska is showing her fall beauty. It’s only fitting that during these times we have the oppor…

Every year, Veterans Day provides an opportunity for Americans to come together and honor the men and women who have served in our armed forces. This Veterans Day marks a special day in our country’s history: The 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. Nearly 60,000 Nebras…

The deadline for this column was Tuesday morning. So it was written and submitted to the Telegraph’s editor well before ballots were counted and any election results were made public. No doubt we all had our preferences among candidates and hoped-for ballot initiative results. In our politic…

You’re driving down Highway 2 in western Nebraska. Suddenly you find yourself seriously injured in a traffic accident. It’s 70 miles to the nearest town. It’s at 2 p.m. in the middle of a work week on a Wednesday. You dial 911. How long will it be before emergency medical personnel arrive to…

It seems awfully easy and straightforward. Under Article 2 of the United States Constitution, when a vacancy occurs on the Supreme Court, the president “shall nominate, and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint” a replacement justice. Only in our hyperpartisan national pol…

The Nebraska Supreme Court dismissed the lawsuit against the Medicaid expansion ballot initiative last week. The petition collected enough signatures, so the question will go on this November’s ballot. Over 104,000 signatures were collected overall. In the 13 counties of my legislative distr…

A Lincoln real estate development company with a strong presence in North Platte released plans for a potential major residential construction project on the west edge of the city. The plans themselves represent considerable cooperative efforts among the developer, North Platte Area Chamber …

The central goal of my administration is to make state government more effective, more efficient and more customer-focused. Running state government with a client-centered approach is especially important for our most vulnerable Nebraskans as well as taxpayers who rightly expect the state to…

Nebraska politicians are ratcheting into full campaign mode now with the primary election behind us and November’s general election on the horizon. We will undoubtedly be bombarded with disingenuous campaign promises from candidates certain that voters can again be duped by promises that low…

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Gubernatorial candidate Sen. Bob Krist and his running mate, Sen. Lynne Walz, visited Husker Harvest Days Tuesday to meet voters and learn more about the latest in agriculture. Read more