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 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...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    April 21, 2021

Straight Talk From Steve

My priority bill for this year has made its way out of committee and onto General File. LR 11CA is my resolution for a constitutional amendment to repeal the State income tax, the property tax, the...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    April 7, 2021

Straight Talk from Steve

Last week my priority bill for this year was voted out of committee. The Revenue Committee voted 6-2 to advance LR11CA to General File. LR11CA is my resolution for a constitutional amendment to repeal...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    March 31, 2021

Straight Talk from Steve

The most important principle of communism is the abolition of private property. When Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels wrote the Communist Manifesto back in 1847 they declared the first principle of...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    March 17, 2021

Straight Talk from Steve

By now many of you have heard about the new sex education standards being proposed to the Nebraska Department of Education. These new standards would teach children as young as five years-old about ge...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    March 3, 2021

Straight Talk from Steve

The second amendment to the United States Constitution says, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be i...

 

Straight Talk from Steve: TERC

If it is true that every cowboy sings a sad, sad song, then in Nebraska they all sing the same sad song about protesting their property valuation. Protesting property values in Nebraska is like...

 

Fiscal Notes

Every bill introduced in the Nebraska Legislature gets a fiscal note attached to it. Fiscal notes are usually boring and not much fun to read. Fiscal notes are usually written by budgetary experts...

 

Straight Talk from Steve

The Legislature’s Natural Resources Committee recently conducted a hearing on LB562, my bill to relocate the headquarters for the Game and Parks Commission to the City of Sidney. Relocating the...

 

Straight Talk from Steve

One bill that I will support this year is LB364, which creates the Opportunity Scholarships Act. Under this Act individual and corporate taxpayers would qualify for a non-refundable tax credit on the...

 

Straight Talk from Steve

Nebraska’s tax system is completely broken. Nebraska is the worst state in the nation for the inheritance tax, the seventh worst state for property taxes and only Wisconsin beats Nebraska in terms...

 

Straight Talk from Steve

I will introduce a bill to move the headquarters of the Game and Parks Department to the City of Sidney. Currently, state law mandates that the headquarters for the Game and Parks Department be in...

 

Straight Talk from Steve

The 107th Legislative Session has now begun. I will continue to serve on the Appropriations Committee, and strive to bring common sense to how we spend your money. This year I will be introducing a...

 

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