Before Lincoln Sen. Eliot Bostar decided to run for the Nebraska Legislature, he asked for guidance from an old friend: Bill Moyers.Read more
Sen. John Cavanaugh is an Omaha kid, through and through. Number five of eight children born to John and Kate Cavanaugh, he currently represents the same legislative district that his father represented from 1972 to 1976.Read more
If one had to guess which current Nebraska state senator has competed in Olympic weightlifting at the international level, it might take a few guesses before choosing Omaha Sen. Jen Day.Read more
When Omaha Sen. Rich Pahls left the Legislature in 2013, he gave away many of his things — information packets, personal effects.
“I thought I was finished,” Pahls said of being term limited eight years ago.
His new office is a little bare, but ready to be filled as Pahls begins his third term at the Capitol.Read more
Not even historic levels of snowfall can dampen Bellevue Sen. Rita Sanders’ positive outlook on life. Born and raised in Hawaii, she looked outside her office window at the snow drifts last week and focused on her affinity for snow sports.Read more
When Norfolk Sen. Mike Flood last served in the Nebraska Legislature, his two sons were small enough to sit on his desk in the legislative chamber.Read more
During his farewell address to the Legislature in 2008, Sen. Raymond Aguilar of Grand Island said that he and his colleagues had worked to make Nebraska better.
“I’m sure in our own way we will all continue that work in another form,” Aguilar said then.Read more
So, which is more of a full-contact sport: wrestling or politics?
“Probably politics,” new Omaha Sen. Terrell McKinney said with a chuckle.Read more
Andrew La Grone is a first-year senator but he’s not new to the Capitol or issues of public policy.Read more
When most people think of retirement, they might envision leisurely games of golf, time with family or days spent on a warm beach. Sen Tim. Gragert, on the other hand, decided to spend his retirement in the George Norris Legislative Chamber.Read more
By the time Omaha Sen. Megan Hunt wrote the business plan for Hello Holiday—a boutique that supports the work of local designers, artists and activists—she already had founded or co-founded a bridal accessory business, a shared co-working space and a nonprofit with the goal of reducing harassment at Omaha nightclubs and bars.Read more
Sen. Ben Hansen doesn’t like to sit still.
The new senator from Blair owns two chiropractic clinics, an equipment rental business and a company that turns reclaimed wood into furniture.Read more
Somewhere in Omaha Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh’s home sits a neglected trunk. It was handed down by her mother and is filled with the relics of a previous life of “free time”—before having children and before deciding to run for the Nebraska Legislature.Read more
Sen. Dave Murman of Glenvil does not often watch the late evening news. But he was watching one night in mid-February 2018 when it was reported that his predecessor in the District 38 seat had announced that he would not seek reelection.Read more
While the other members of the 2019 freshman class of state senators were learning the basics at new member orientation, Omaha Sen. Steve Lathrop was becoming reacquainted with the building where he spent eight years serving the people of District 12.Read more