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Legislative Issues Conference

GettyImages 1151257329 800February 1, 2021


Presented annually, hear from the movers and shakers inside the Legislature about the key issues affecting Nebraska's public schools. The Governor’s Office, Speaker, key Committee Chairs and a number of other Senators are invited to share their respective views throughout the morning. See what key bills are in play and get a first hand look at anything that will have an impact on public education in Nebraska during this year’s legislative session.

2021 Virtual Legislative Issues Conference  
Monday, February 1  |  9:00 AM to 1:00 PM 

With limitations to the number of people allowed in conference rooms, as well as the Senators themselves scaling back their in-person speaking engagements this Session, this year’s Legislative Issues Conference was held live & interactive via Zoom. Participants learned about the Legislature's priorities within Education and how NASB is engaging, as well as how NASB is supporting you to tell your school spending story through the #weLIVEhere campaign.   School spending continues to be a hot topic and we'll need those who live in, and represent their communities to be ready to tell their unique, individual story.  


Welcome - Stacie Higgins, NASB President 
Legislation Committee Intro/Process - Brad Wilkins, NASB Legislation Committee Chair
Bill Overview - Colby Coash, NASB Associate Executive Director/Director of Government Relations
Sen. Walz, Education Committee Chair
The Spending Narrative - John Spatz, NASB Executive Director
Open Meetings Act - Sen. Flood
Session Overview - Speaker Hilgers
Sen. Brewer, Government, Military and Veteran Affairs Committee Chair
Liability & School Spending - John Spatz
Your Spending Data #weLIVEhere - Colby Coash & Matt Belka, NASB
Closing/Next Steps - Brad Wilkins & Colby Coash

2021 Bill Overview Presentation to Download (PDF)

Sen. Walz Presentation to Download (PDF)

Changing the Narrative - School Investments to Download (PDF)


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