By JL Schmidt
Statehouse Correspondent Nebraska Press Association 

It's a new year and there's a whole lotta new going on


January 5, 2023

Welcome to 2023, a new year with a whole lotta new going on at the State Capitol.

There’s a new governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, auditor and 14 new state senators assuming leadership roles in the Republican-dominated Nebraska government. There will be a new U.S. senator from Nebraska to be appointed by the new governor. There are 33 Republicans and 16 Democrats in the officially nonpartisan Legislature.

So, what does this mean to you and me? A new year marks a great chance to move one year further away from the Covid pandemic lockdowns and mask-ups. Hope springs eternal th...

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