A few links for you on this Day Back Freezing Cold Monday after New Year’s…
Governor Ricketts sat down with both the OWH and LJS over the holidays. In it he gives a very, very brief overview of the upcoming legislative session that will seem to concentrate on property tax relief:
The OWH interview isn’t terribly far-reaching — the reporter says it was only 30 minutes.
They really could have just put a period after the headline.
Gov. Pete Ricketts is focused on property tax cuts, working more closely with senators in year two
Property tax reduction.
Fischer and Sasse.
Sasse and Fischer.
That is the gist of the OWH’s cover story on Nebraska’s two U.S. Senators Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse.
They point out that Fischer has been working to be an effective legislator especially over the past year, while Sasse has been taking more “principled” stands.
They also point out that on all of Fischer’s big accomplishments, Sasse voted the other way.
Often times, I go back to the clip from this story.
Fischer said, Sasse has played up her status as the state’s senior senator — based on being in the Senate two years longer. In response, she jokingly called him “Skippy.”
Could be more interesting to watch if things get chippy in the Presidential race…
Don Walton wrote this in his Monday column, talking about the 2006 Senate race between Ben Nelson and Pete Ricketts:
“That battle produced the most memorable, most entertaining and funniest attack ads that probably ever have appeared in Nebraska.”
Funny, it was never posed that way back in 2006.
I’d heard “childish” and “false” and “unsenatorial”.
There was the animated “Farmer Nelson” by Ricketts.
The “Cat in the Hat” print ad by Nelson.
An ad featuring Nelson’s big game hunting, which rattled off a series of animals (such as the wily giraffe) that Nelson had killed.
But, until now, I’d never heard a reporter call them memorable, entertaining or funny.
Funny what a decade will do.
(You can check the spelling of the name of the group’s leader if the reporter’s pronunciation seems just a bit off. Sound familiar?)
More this afternoon!
Come on back now ya’ll!