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 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    October 20, 2021 

Straight Talk from Steve:

The Nebraska State Board of Education has lost all credibility with the people of Nebraska. On August 6, 2021 I called for all of the members of the State Board of Education, including the Education...

 

Straight Talk from Steve

Fall is the time for writing new bills. Therefore, this week I would like to tell you about what kinds of legislation I have been working on for next year. There are many issues facing our State...

 

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The special session of the Nebraska Legislature for redistricting has now ended. The last three weeks of September have been filled with the most intense negotiations I have ever been a part of....

 

Straight Talk From Steve: Redistricting

Once every 10 years the Nebraska State Legislature must create new district maps for all of our State elected officials. This process is known as redistricting. The Nebraska State Senators have been...

 

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Liberty is worth fighting and dying for. Benjamin Franklin once said, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” In...

 

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On August 9th President Joe Biden went before the camera and blamed 80 million unvaccinated Americans for the persistent spreading of the coronavirus and mandated that all federal employees, save the...

 

Victory Over the School Board

In case you haven’t heard the news, the Nebraska State Board of Education voted 5-1 on Friday to indefinitely postpone development of their new health education standards. Voting in favor of the...

 

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How well informed are you? Do you get all of the news or only snippets of the news? Unfortunately, keeping up with all of the news today is like taking on a second full-time job. Few of us have the...

 

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The cancel culture runs strong in America today. The cancel culture seeks to destroy anyone who dissents from the political agenda of the Left. For instance, after My Pillow founder, Mike Lindell,...

 

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Have the Regents at the University of Nebraska spun out of control? Recent decisions by the Board of Regents suggests that the University of Nebraska is no longer the land grant University system...

 

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The time has come to formally call for the resignations of every member of the Nebraska State Board of Education, including Education Commissioner, Matthew Blomstedt. Each of the members of the...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    August 4, 2021

Straight Talk From Steve

Earlier this year I co-signed LB 643, a bill introduced by Sen. Ben Hansen of Blair to protect the rights of citizens and parents to choose for themselves whether or not to get vaccinated in the...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    July 21, 2021

Straight Talk From Steve

The popular definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results. This popular definition of insanity describes what it is like to work with the...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    July 14, 2021

Straight Talk From Steve

There is a necessary connection between economics and a republican form of government which gives rise to individual liberty. Whenever you alter either a constitutional republic or an economic system,...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    July 7, 2021

Straight Talk From Steve

Last week the National Education Association, which is commonly referred to as the teacher’s union, adopted a measure to combat attacks on Critical Race Theory. The National Education Association...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    June 30, 2021

Straight Talk From Steve - John Stark

245 years ago our founding fathers declared their freedom from Great Britain and began a war for independence against the world’s number one superpower. In the end, they earned their freedom. But, w...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    June 23, 2021

Straight Talk From Steve

Allow me to introduce you to a new organization called, the Consumption Tax Institute, Inc. The Consumption Tax Institute, Inc. is a new 501-C4 organization, which is putting together a strategy to pu...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    June 16, 2021

Straight Talk From Steve

It is time for the State Board of Education to reject the newly proposed comprehensive sex education standards. These proposed standards are politically driven, have no legitimate basis in science,...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    June 9, 2021

Straight Talk With Steve

The first session of the 107th Legislature has come to an end…well, almost. There remains one matter yet to be resolved by the Unicameral Legislature this year. It is the matter of redistricting. On...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    June 2, 2021

Straight Talk With Steve: Overriding Vetos

Last week the Legislature voted to override Gov. Rickett’s vetoes on three bills: LB 108, LB 147 and LB 306. LB 108 and LB 306 expand Nebraska’s welfare benefits, while LB 147 requires the State t...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    May 26, 2021

Straight Talk From Steve

The first session of the 107th Nebraska Legislature is quickly coming to an end. The Legislature will sine die on May 27, 2021. Although my constitutional resolution for a consumption tax failed by tw...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    May 19, 2021

Straight Talk From Steve: Gun Bills

Whenever a controversial bill gets introduced into the Nebraska Legislature, Senators have the opportunity to ask the Nebraska Attorney General to answer specific questions about that bill. Because...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    May 12, 2021

Straight Talk From Steve

Last week my consumption tax resolution was debated on the floor of the Legislature. LR11CA is my priority resolution for a constitutional amendment to repeal the income tax, property tax, sales tax a...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    May 5, 2021

Straight Talk From Steve

The rights guaranteed to us by the United States Constitution and the Nebraska State Constitution are currently under assault. A very factious and contentious spirit has arisen in our country and in...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    April 28, 2021

Straight Talk From Steve

LR 14 is Sen. Steve Halloran’s resolution calling for a convention of the states. Article V of the U.S. Constitution allows for states to call for a constitutional convention whenever two-thirds of...

 

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