Familiar Themes And Promises In The State Of The State

Familiar Themes and Promises in the State of the State

The interesting thing about the governor’s annual State of the State address is listening for a theme. Governor Pete Ricketts chose to focus on the grit of Nebraska’s residents in his speech to a somewhat polarized 105th Nebraska Legislature.

He noted that this Legislature is meeting at the beginning of Nebraska’s 150th year of statehood. He called on that history to praise the one-house system, first suggested by George Norris. Ricketts said Norris was a man who “traveled 5,000 miles, wore out two sets of tires, sent 192,000 flyers—all at his own expense—to advocate for our Unicameral. …

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