Editorial: Five of our endorsements for the Legislature: Thibodeau, DeBoer, Lathrop, Ebke, Gragert
The Nebraska Legislature has a lot on its plate for the 2019 session. Issues include property tax relief, K-12 funding changes, addressing Medicaid expansion if approved by voters this fall and revamping business incentives — all while balancing the state budget at a time of limited revenue growth.
It’s crucial that the Legislature be solutions-focused. Nineteen state legislative seats will be on the Nov. 6 ballots in their respective districts. We’re encouraged by the overall strength of candidates this year; many legislative contests feature two worthy contenders. In editorials starting today, we offer our recommendations.
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LINCOLN — A prominent Democrat and an ally of Gov. Pete Ricketts are going head-to-head in a high-profile election battle over the Millard- and Ralston-area legislative seat.
Former State Sen. Steve Lathrop of Omaha, the Democrat, won the primary election. But Sen. Merv Riepe of Ralston, the Republican, believes he can turn the vote around in November.
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